The Bourquin Dragon camera was manufactured by Bourquin in circa 1845. It was constructed of mahogany with two cast brass dragons mounted on either side of the front bed. The camera was capable of taking quarter plate sized daguerreotype images. It was fitted with a brass barrel petzval type lens with minor focusing adjustment, with rear ground glass focusing. There are only three known to exist. Illustrated to the right is what is believed to be a modern copy with mythical animals.
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