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Carpenter & Westley

Camera lucida.

London, late 19th century.
Physical Description:
1 camera lucida : brass ; 21 x 5 x 2 cm (unextended)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TS513.C2 C37 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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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.
Image-projecting equipment.
Camera lucidas.
Griffiths, George C., 1852-1924, former owner.

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