Antique Lizars Challenge Folding Camera

ANTIQUE LIZARS CHALLENGE FOLDING CAMERA, WITHOUT THE LENS AND BACK PLATE. THE LOGO SAYS J. LIZARS CHALLENGE GLASGOW LONDON EDINBURGH BELFAST AND ABERDEEN. I RECKON THIS ITEM IS AROUND 1910 ACCORDING TO MY RESEARCH WHICH I MUST SAY IS VERY MINIMAL. PLEASE SEE THE ARRAY OF PICTURES I HAVE UPLOADED SO YOU GET A HANDLE ON THIS ITEM.

ALTHOUGH WONDERFUL CRAFTSMANSHIP, THIS ITEM IS INDEED REQUIRING CLEANING AS IT IS GRUBBY AND DUSTY. I COULD HAVE SET 2 WITH A DUSTER AND MR SHEEN BUT I THOUGHT BETTER . . .BEST TO LEAVE WELL ALONE.

FOLDED UP, THE ITEM MEASURES 21CM X 22CM (8X9 INCHES) AND IT EXTENDS TO 40CM (16 INCHES). IT HAS THE ORIGINAL LEATHER CARRY HANDLE AS YOU CAN SEE, I BELIEVE THE BACK PLATE IS MISSING BUT THE CATCH IS THERE, BRASS FITTINGS AND FINGERED WOODWORK IN PARTS. I THINK THE WOOD IS MAHOGANY??? IT FULLY EXTENDS VERY EASILY ON A SIMPLE ROLLER MECHANISM AND STILL HAS THE CLASP TO SECURE WHEN FULLY EXTENDED. THE BELLOWS LOOK LIKE LEATHER AND THERE IS A SMALL PATCH ON ONE SIDE WHICH YOU CAN SEE IN A PICTURE. EVERYTHING SLIDES BUT ITS A BIT SQEAKY DUE TO LYING IN SOMEONES ATTIC.

AGAIN, I'M NO EXPERT BUT THIS IS ANOTHER COLLECTABLE PIECE FOR SOMEONE. ANY QUESTIONS, THEN PLEASE ASK. NEARLY FORGOT, NUMBER 16 AND 46 ARE STAMPED INSIDE THE FRAMEWORK. REMEMBER IT HAS NO LENS . . .OBVIOUSLY THERE MAY BE OTHER
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