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    Posted 8 years ago

    rniederman
    (320 items)

    I have a fascination with cameras capable of making many images on a single plate. The Royal Mail Stamp Camera (W. Butcher & Sons, London, England) represents one of the simplest types. It's nothing more than a beautifully polished, mahogany box with fifteen lenses, an internal septum to separate the images, and spring mounted metal plate shutter.

    The novelty of the Royal Mail Stamp Camera is the ability to produce fifteen tiny images on small 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" dry plates or film. The resulting 3/4" x 7/8" pictures are much smaller than CDVs; about the size of postage stamps (hence the name).

    To achieve this, an internal septum creates individual dark chambers for each image as shown in the image above. By the time the Royal Mail Stamp Camera was discontinued, interchangeable fronts and a specialized baseboard & easel for the copy camera version were offered allowing it to copy a single image into stamp sized pictures.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, blunderbuss2!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, cogito!
    3. ericevans2 ericevans2, 8 years ago
      Where did you find that Rob? They are much rarer than hens' teeth!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, mustangtony!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Eric ... I acquired the camera in 2004 from a Westlight auction and it is authenticated as an original.
    6. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, officialfuel!
    7. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      GREAT Camera!

      scott
    8. scottvez scottvez, 8 years ago
      I'll let you know when I find a period image of the camera!

      scott
    9. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, pw-collector!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Scott ... I trust if anyone can find a period image with the camera, you can! Actually, one of the most coveted items to find are actual stamp images created by the Royal Mail ... a couple are known.
    11. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Designer!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, trukn20!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, toolate2!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, shughs!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks Chevelleman69 and Longings!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, sanhardin!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks Sean and mtg75!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, gargoylecollector!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, walksoftly!
    21. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50!
    22. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, lisa!
    23. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, dirrtydavve!
    24. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, trunkman!
    25. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, AntigueToys!
    26. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, petey!
    27. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Phil!
    28. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, sugargirl!
    29. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, sanhardin!
    30. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, leighannrn!
    31. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    32. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      your very welcome Rob:)
    33. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Actually Sean ... thanks for all of your 'loves' and glad to have you hanging out on CW.
    34. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    35. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Perry!
    36. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    37. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, BohemianVintage!
    38. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
      kyratango
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    39. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Nordicman32!
    40. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      Celiene
      pops52
      SDCameraFan

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