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Prosch Stereo Triplex Shutter, 1880s (the beauty of early camera shutters #2)

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    There was a time when camera shutters, something we take for granted today, were outside of the camera body. Some were practically works of art and this is a fine example of a beautiful shutter made for stereo plate cameras.

    Stereo shutters were challenging because makers had to precisely link two shutters with optically matched lenses. This is one of a couple known Stereo Triplex shutters made by Cyrus Prosch. Similar to the Triplex shutter I posted previously, this is a fine mechanism made of machined and lacquered brass.

    This rare shutter was only sold on one camera; Scovill’s Henry Clay Stereoscopic model made from 1892 to 1897. Yet it could be purchased separately for most any 5 x 7 inch format stereo plate camera.


    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      Beautiful, love it!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect, vetraio50, and TA!
    3. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Wow -- such craftsmanship.. exceptional piece. (well honestly all of your pieces fall into that category)
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
    5. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks aghcollect, vetraio50, TA, Gracay2004, Eric, AmberRose, Bootson, toolate2, tom61375, Radegunder, trunkman, blunderbuss2, and Michael!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks leighannrn, sugargirl, sanhardin, and Phil!

      Trunkman ... appreciate the compliment.

      Phil ... I never thought of this as having a steampunk look but you're right!
    7. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks pops52, leighannrn, sugargirl, sanhardin, Phil, Bigsarge and smiata!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, farmlady, crswerner, Designer, egreeley1976, Chevelleman69, ttomtucker, and John!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks Sean, f64imager, snowman3, and AntigueToys!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, kerry10456!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, fortapache!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Kydur!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
      Thanks, hunterqlee and shughs!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 12 months ago
      Thanks, yougottahavestuff!

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