Stereo Cameras

Photographie Vulgarisatrice Stereo Camera | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Photographie Vulgarisatrice Stereo Camera | André Ruiter Stereoscopy A beautiful and rare French folding camera for 9 x18cm glass plate negatives, developed by Photographie Vulgarisatrice.Photographie Vulgarisatrice was founded in 1886 and located at 6 and 8 Rue des Petites-Écuries in Paris. The last trace that I found dates from 1914. Vulgarisatrice means Popularizer or Promoter. The company’s goal was to make photography accessible to amateurs with simple and affordable cameras. It developed a series of wooden folding cameras with a…

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Heag IV Stereo Camera by Ernemann – Black & White Photography Article

Heag IV Stereo Camera by Ernemann The Heag IV is a large folding plate stereo camera developed by Heinrich Ernemann from Dresden. The camera supports 9 x 18cm glass plate negatives as well as filmpacks. The abbreviation Heag stands for Heinrich Ernemann Actien Gesellschaft and was used for a series of folding cameras and stereo cameras. The Heag IV was produced between c.1908 and 1918.The camera body is made of wood and covered with black leather. The burgundy-red leather folding…

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Reicka Stereo Camera by Emil Wünsche – Black & White Photography Article

Reicka Stereo Camera by Emil Wünsche The Reicka is a folding plate stereo camera developed by Emil Wünsche from Dresden. The camera supports 10 x 15cm glass plate negatives and filmpacks.Emil Wünsche started a photography store in 1887 with the name Bedarfsartikel für Fach- und Amateurphotographen in Dresden. He sold rebranded cameras of Hüttig and products from the companies he acquired earlier. From 1896 he produced his own photography products. His first camera was the Mars Kamera for 12 x…

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Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy – Black & White Photography Article

Stéréocycle by Bazin & Leroy Since my acquisition of a Stéréo-Panoramique and a catalog from 1913, I have a special interest in the photography products of Lucien Leroy. So I really wanted a Stéréocycle and this week I found a beautiful model, complete with bag and 24 plate holders.The Stéréocycle was introduced by Charles Bazin and Lucien Leroy in 1897. For a brief introduction to the designers and their company’s history, I refer to my post about the Stéréo-Panoramique Leroy.…

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Ernemann Cameras Dresden | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Ernemann Cameras Dresden | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Ernemann was a renowned German manufacturer of photographic and film cameras from Dresden. During the company’s lifecycle it produced a wide range of high-end cameras and accessories.In 1889, Heinrich Ernemann formed together with Wilhelm Franz Matthias the Dresdner photographische Apparate-Fabrik Ernemann & Matthias. Matthias left the company in 1891 and Ernemann continued the business activities alone. From 1899 the company was called Heinrich Ernemann, Aktiengesellschaft für Camerafabrikation in Dresden. In the beginning it…

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Carte de Visite ∽ Woman with Vérascope – Black & White Photography Article

Carte de Visite ∽ Woman with Vérascope The Carte de Visite, abbreviated CdV, was a type of small photograph which was patented in 1854 by the French photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri. It was usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph that was mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of the photo was usually around 6 x 9cm and they could be produced inexpensively. The Carte de Visite wasn’t very successful in the…

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Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann – Black & White Photography Article

Heag XV stereo camera by Ernemann The Heag series of folding cameras were produced between 1900 and 1926 by Ernemann from Dresden. The abbreviation Heag stands for Heinrich Ernemann Actien Gesellschaft. Most of the cameras in the Heag series were designed for glass plates. The cameras could be completely folded so they were easy to carry and the lenses and shutter were protected. The Heag XV was produced between 1911 and 1925. The camera was available as a “normal” single…

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Jules Richard | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Jules Richard | André Ruiter Stereoscopy Jules Richard was a French industrialist who had a great influence on the popularity of stereo photography at the beginning of the 20th century. He introduced two new image formats and launched a wide range of stereo cameras, stereoscopes and accessories in various price ranges.He was born on 19 December 1848. His father Félix Richard produced scientific instruments and was specialised in barometers. The company had financial difficulties. Jules Richard took over the family…

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Stéréo-Panoramique Leroy | André Ruiter Stereoscopy – Black & White Photography Article

Stéréo-Panoramique Leroy | André Ruiter Stereoscopy The Stéréo-Panoramique Leroy was an innovative camera developed by Lucien Leroy. The camera could produce both stereo photos and panoramic photos on 6x13cm glass plate negatives.Lucien LeroyCharles Dessoudeix was a watchmaker. His company was founded in 1872 and located at Rue de Rocher in Paris. From 1883 he helps Albert Londe with the development of camera shutters. A year later they present their first shutter under the brand name “Londe & Dessoudeix”.The company of…

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