30. C.C. Harrison & Joseph Schnitzer Globe Lens

Very rare American Globe lens with stops wheel, approx. 10" focal length, the lens covers 90 degrees. In original condition. Unlike the earlier Sutton water-filled lens, the Globe Lens focused on a flat field. On June 17, 1862, C. C. Harrison and J. Schnitzer of New York received a patent for the "Globe Lens" (U.S. 35.605) in which two deeply-curved, cemented doublets were arranged about a central stop in such a way that the exterior surfaces formed a sphere. Charles C. Harrison was a daguerreotypist, camera maker, and inventor. He began manufacturing high-quality cameras about 1849. He is known to have made daguerreotype apparatus in 1854-1855 at White & Elm Sts.. He died Nov.23, 1864. Ex Spira Collection.

Sale No 16378
Condition B-
Serial No. 282
Year c.1862

Auction closed!
26 May 2007


Estimate € 1400-1800

Camera Auction 11 - May 2007,



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