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  Aptus Ferrotype Camera

The Aptus Ferrotype Camera was manufactured by the Moore & Co. of 101 Dales St. Liverpool, Lancashire, England from cirac 1910 to the 1930s. The Aptus Ferrotype Camera was constructed of a wood body and covered with black leather. It was capable of capturing images on plates. The cameras were available in four picture sizes from 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 up to 3 x 4 3/4 inches. The standard camera was fitted with an achromatic lens or the deluxe model with an f4.5 Anastigmat. Up to 100 sheets of sensitive material can be loaded into a magazine in the camera and are are taken out and held in the focal plane, one at a time, by a suction operated holder. When the exposure has been taken the sheet is released and drops straight down into the developer. Positives can then be made from the negative by means of a copying arm which incorporated supplementary lens so that the negative can be copied to the same size. The developing tank was available in either ebony or nickel-silver.

Standard Model A for pictures 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches cost £24 0s 0d
Standard Model B with the addition of a revolving back cost £28 0s 0d
Standard Model C for pictures 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches or 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches with revolving back cost £32 0s 0d
Standard Model D for pictures 4 3/4 x 3 inches or 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches with revolving back cost £44 0s 0d

Deluxe version of B,C and D above with an f4.5 Anastigmat lens costs £42 0s 0d, £46 0s 0d and £58 0s 0d respectively.


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