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Exceptional Tripod For Daguerreotype Camera --1840s--itself A Work Of Art For Sale
THIS ELEGANT TRIPOD is fabricated out of mahogany like a piece of fine furniture and with the graceful lines of a piece of architectural sculpture. Tripods designed for daguerreotype cameras may be even rarer than the cameras for which they were created. The legs here are of fixed height, but the camera platform can be adjusted for height via the center-post, which was an innovation. A slotted track on the folding platform extension would allow the lens to be adjusted forward and back by almost twelve inches for focusing purposes. There was no provision to pan, rotate or tilt the camera.
Tripods were required to prevent camera movement because all daguerreian exposures were measured in seconds or minutes, not fractions of a second like digital pictures of today. Without the tripod all images madeduring the daguerreian erawould have been blurred. For an illustration of a daguerreotype camera on a related tripod go to this link: height from floor to platform = 49 inches; minimum = 34 inches
Camera platform folded on itself: 12 x 20 1/4 inches
Camera platform open: 12 x 39 3/8 inches
Distance between legs: 16 1/2 inches
This was item B55 in the Naylor sale Sale.
ABOUT THURMAN F. (JACK) NAYLOR:
Photo collector Jack Naylor (b.1919-d.2007) was a decorated pilot in World War II and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Purple Heart. During the War he transported Life photographer, Margaret Bourke-White, in the B-24 aircraft he flew. He returned from the war to earn degrees in economics and engineering. Naylor was an accomplished inventor and engineer. He also wrote numerous articles on the history of photography for the New England Journal of Photographic History. He served on the Board of the Photographic Historical Society of New England and was a member of the Daguerreian Society. The Naylor collection was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maine Antiques Digest and other publications. Parts of the collection were sold at sale by Ryoka’s, Leominster, MA, in 2006, and at at Guernsey’s saleeers in New York in 2007.A catalog of the sale was published at the time of the sale where this was item #B55.
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Exceptional Tripod For Daguerreotype Camera --1840s--itself A Work Of Art: $864