© 2011 Fourtoes 15x12a

12×15 inch camera project.

Okay okay I know I said I’d try not to buy any more but this is the last one, honest, I can stop whenever I like, its not a problem…….oops, heres another camera.

This was just begging to be bought at auction. The reserve price was a very low £60-£80, obviously it went for more than that, but not much more.

There are no makers marks or labels only a serial number. From a search online I found a whole plate camera with similar characteristics as this one.

What is peculiar about this 12×15 camera is that it has a rotating back and a hinged base for turning around the focus rack?

Heres a link to the “early photography website” which is a really useful resource into strangely enough “early photography”. Click here

It came with one decent book form holder, the bellows have been patched in the past and will need some work, as will the rotating back as it has some split wood parts that need gluing and strengthening.





  1. Posted June 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM | #

    Great to see so many of these fascinating old machines coming back to life and being appreciated!

    Will pop in again soon and read a bit more on here!

  2. Posted June 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM | #

    Thanks Anton, actually had this one out today fixing the plate holder, I’d leant it to someone shooting wet plates and they didn’t clean excess silver out, so the dark slide was rotten at the end when they returned it… argh. Hopefully fixed soon
    Thanks for stopping by..

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