Half plate camera with lens, tripod and hood, metal / glass / fabric, Fallowfield & Co, England, 1880s-1890s
England in 1856. In 1860 he started publishing Fallowfields Photographic Annual which by 1900 contained 880 pages and 1620 illustrations.
In 1888 Fallowfields was purchased by F. W. Hindley who retained the Fallowfield name and in the following year they received the rights to market the Facile camera, which was designed and patented by Frankiall. In 1890 the business moved to 146 Charing Cross Road, London and in the following decade were one of the first to encourage the use of automatic ferrotype cameras which could develop images on the spot, these cameras included the Takuquick, Taquta, and Popular Ferrotype.
By 1919 the production of Fallowfield labeled camerstarted to decline although the business continued to sell equipment and photographic materials. In 1921 the business incorporated and became Jonathan Fallowfield Ltd.
Geoff Barker, Curatorial, June, 2011
Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography Dec. 2010, M. Pritchard
British Journal Almanac, 1910, 1913 & 1926
The Year Book of Photography, 1900
The camera was made by Fallowfield & Co and the lens by Perken, Son & Rayment, both in England.