Studio camera, with lens and cover, electric timer, and glass plate, wood / leather / metal / glass, made by R Littlejohn, place unknown, c. 1914 / electric timer made by Edgcumbe, England, c. 1920
Wooden camera and bellows, with lens, electric timing device, and glass plate. Has a feature enabling the photographer to view the image through a special attachment. The camera has been removed from the long section of rails that it ran on for ease of movement; and adapted by having a suction tube attached - the tube was attached to a vacuum cleaner and used to suck air from the camera thus ensuring that the film remained without air bubbles. The lens attaches to the front face of the camera. The glass plate, with an image transferred onto it, fits over the front of the camera. The bellows sit between two rectangular wooden frames, and are extended by moving the two frames apart along a short section of rails. The electric timer was used to set the amount of exposure when taking a photograph.