- London, late 19th century.
- Physical Description:
- 1 camera lucida : brass ; 21 x 5 x 2 cm (unextended)
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTS513.C2 C37 FlatYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- The top of the case bears the initials G.C.G. on a small silver plaque. This may indicate ownership by George C. Griffiths (1852-1924), lepidopterist and president of the Bristol Naturalists Society (1892-1894).
The clamp is inscribed: "Carpenter & Westley, 24 Regent St., London."
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Camera lucida manufactured by the firm of Carpenter & Westley. The instrument is made in brass, with a simple C-clamp, single-extension arm, and mounted prism. The size of the device is smaller than common 19th-century camera lucidas. Housed in original purple case, lined in velvet and silk.
- Subject Terms:
- Artists' tools -- Specimens.
- Optical instruments.
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