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    Posted 8 years ago

    ericevans2
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    Thornton-Pickard | Oxford Automan | Quarter Plate | HAND CAMERA | 1902-1906.
    Continuing the theme of Sanderson competitors.
    I paid a silly (high) price for this, the first self-casing camera from T-P, but I have never seen another one and I felt that my chances of acquiring one at a better price in my lifetime were pretty slim. The camera is a development of a previous (1901) Focal Plane Hand Camera, that was very short-lived, but the Oxford Automan itself proved too expensive to sell well, and was shortly superseded (1907) after 5 years in production, by the Nimrod Automan Series, a cheaper version more easily found today, and which retained some of the Oxford's features, notably the self-erecting front.

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    Comments

    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      The self-erecting front is very cool! - Rob
    2. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks Rob, your spatterglass reminded me to do a bit more posting here!
    3. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect !
    4. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks shughs !
    5. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks trukn20!
    6. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks officialfuel !
    7. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Rob, that front is very complicated indeed and eventually killed off the camera as it was so expensive. They later found a cheaper and less elaborate way of doiung it with the Nimrod Automan.
    8. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks chrissylovescats !
    9. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks sanhardin !
    10. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks Chevelleman69 !
    11. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks blunderbuss2 !
    12. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Thanks trukn20 !

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