Common Lenses for Wooden View Cameras

 

-from the time period in which wooden view cameras were made: c.1850-1930

-pulled from the camera photos, so the selection is neither random nor systematic, and the quality of the images is poor

 

Anderson, J.A., Single Achromatic Lens, J.A. Anderson (Chicago, IL), c.1890
Anthony E.A. Novel View Lens, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1886
Anthony Platyscope Lens (rapid rectilinear) Variation 1 (Waterhouse stops), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1880-c.1889
Anthony Platyscope Lens (rapid rectilinear) Variation 2 (lever operated iris diaphragm), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1890
Anthony Platyscope Lens (rapid rectilinear) Variation 3 (ring operated iris diaphragm), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1891-1900's
Anthony Rapid Dry Plate Lens / Rapid Hemispherical Lens, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1880's-c.1890's
Anthony Single Achromatic Lens Variation 1 (pillbox) / E. A. View Lens, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1870's-c.1890s
Anthony Single Achromatic Lens Variation 2 (straight barrel, inserted stop), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1885-c.1887
Anthony Single Achromatic Lens Variation 3 (straight barrel, rotating stop), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1888-c.1890's
Anthony Single Achromatic Lens Variation 4 (cone barrel) / Single Combination Lens, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c. 1885-c.1890's
Anthony E.A. Wide Angle Lens, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., c.1887-1890's
Bausch & Lomb Amateur Rapid Rectilinear Lens, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. c.1889-c.1890s
Bausch & Lomb Alvan G. Clark Lens, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., 1888-c.1890s
Bausch & Lomb Plastigmat Variation 1 (lever iris), Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., c.1900-1903
Bausch & Lomb Plastigmat Variation 2 (ring iris), Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., c.1904-1920's
Bausch & Lomb Rapid Universal Lens Variation 1, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., c.1880's-1890's
Bausch & Lomb Rapid Universal Lens Variation 2, Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., c.1890's-1900's
Burke & James Cephaloscope, Burke & James, c.1900's-1910's
Blair Single Achromatic Lens Variation 1 (inserted stops), Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co., c.1880-c.1885
Blair Single Achromatic Lens Variation 2 (rotating stops) / The Lucidograph Lens, Blair Camera Co., c.1885-c.1890s
Blair Metal Drop Shutter combined with Single Achromatic Lens Variation 2 (rotating stops) / The Lucidograph Lens, Blair Camera Co., c.1885-c.1890s
Dallmeyer's Patent Portrait and Group Lens (Series D), John H. Dallmeyer, 1866-c.1900's
Dallmeyer's Rapid Rectilinear Lens, John H. Dallmeyer, 1866-c.1910's
Dallmeyer's Wide-angle Rectilinear Lens, John H. Dallmeyer, 1866-c.1910's
Darlot Hemispherical  (Hemispherique) Wide-angle Lens (three-lever), Darlot Opticien, c.1870-c.1890s
Darlot View Lens (single achromat) Variation 1 (pillbox), Darlot Opticien, c.1880's
Darlot View Lens (single achromat) Variation 2 (straight barrel, rotating stops, lens hood), Darlot Opticien, c.1890s
Darlot Hemispherique Rapide / Rapid Hemispherical Lens, Darlot Opticien, c.1880's-c.1900
Goerz Double Anastigmat Series III, Goerz Optical Co., c.1890's-c.1930's
Gennert Rapid Rectilinear Lens, G. Gennert, c.1890's
Gundlach Rapid Rectigraphic Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's
Gundlach Perigraphic Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's
Gundlach Wide Angle Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's
 
Gundlach Star Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's-1900's
 
 
Gundlach Star Wide Angle Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's-1900's
 
 
Gundlach Single Achromatic Lens, Gundlach Optical Co., c.1890's
 
Manhattan Daisy Rapid Achromatic Lens, Manhattan Optical Co., c.1899
Manhattan Emil Wide Angle Lens, Manhattan Optical Co., c.1899
 
Morrison's Instantaneous Wide Angle View Lens), Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1880's
 
Morrison's Leukoscope Lens, (interior stop with ring), Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1888 (formerly Morrison's Wide Angle View Lens, Variation 2)
Morrison's Wide Angle View Lens, Variation 1 (flared lens end), Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1872-c.1880
Morrison's Wide Angle View Lens, Variation 3 (lens hood), Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1883
Morrison's Wide Angle View Lens, Variation 4 (no flared end, no lens hood), Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1885-c.1900's
Prince Rapid Hemispherical Lens, L. M. Prince & Bro., c.1880's-c.1890's
Prince Ideal Wide Angle Lens, L. M. Prince & Bro., c.1880's-c.1890's
R. D. Gray's Periscope / Periscopic Lens, R. D. Gray, c.1880's-c.1890's
R. D. Gray's Rapid Periscopic Rapid Wide Angle Lens, R. D. Gray, c.1880's-c.1890's
R. D. Gray's Periscopic Extreme Wide Angle or Extreme Wide Angle Periscopic Lens, R. D. Gray, c.1880's-c.1890's
R.C.C. Rochester Symmetrical (rapid rectilinear) Lens, Rochester Camera Co., c.1890's
R.O.C. Excelsior (rapid rectilinear) Lens, Rochester Optical Co., c.1880's-1890's
R.O.C. Single View Lens (single achromat), Variation 1 (Waterhouse stop slot) , Rochester Optical Co., c.1880's-c.1890's
R.O.C. Single View Lens (single achromat), Variation 2 (rotating stops), Rochester Optical Co., c.1880's-1900's
Ross Wide Angle Landscape (single achromat) (iris), A. Ross, c.1880's-1900's
Scovill Economic Lens, Scovill Mfg. Co., 1880's-1890's
Scovill Focusing Lens Variation 1, Scovill Mfg. Co., 1880's-1890's
Scovill Focusing Lens Variation 2, Scovill Mfg. Co., 1880's-1890's
Scovill Waterbury Lens (single achromat) Variation 1 (inserted stops) , Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1880-c.1890's
Scovill Waterbury Lens (single achromat) Variation 2 (rotating stops), Scovill Mfg. Co., c.1885-c.1900
Seroco Rapid Rectilinear Lens, Sears Roebuck & Co., c.1910
Sommerville Universal Lens (rapid rectilinear), J.C. Sommerville, c.1880's-c.1890's
Sommerville Wide Angle Lens (rapid rectilinear), J.C. Sommerville, c.1880's-c.1890's
Voightlander Euryscope (rapid rectilinear), Voightlander & Sohn, c. 1880's-c.1890's

 

 


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