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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Camera

Image
Accession no.: Y: 2006/14
Object name: Camera
Title: Camera
Description: A folding camera, manufactured by A.E. Staley & Co. and used by Robert Falcon Scott at the South Pole, 1912, on the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme photography
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 771
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT cameras
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A folding camera made by A.E. Staley & Co. It has a black leather casing with chrome-coloured metalwork. There is a leather carry handle on the end, and an ivory disc in the side marked 'A.E. STALEY & Co. // LONDON. E.C.'. The front of the casing opens to reveal the camera and black leather bellows, with a black metal footstand and a spirit level in the front flap. The lens is marked 'Planastigmat F/6.8 No.1a Focus 5 1/4 inch 5 x 4 // A.E. Staley & Co. London E.C. NO. 50879'. Around the lens is marked 'A.E. STALEY & CO. LONDON. E.C. // D.R.P. COMOUND D.R.G.M.' and there is a disc above the lens marked 'D.R.G.M. // No. 371939'.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 120mm, height: 314mm, depth: 50mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Scott, Robert Falcon (1910 - 1913)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)