M W CLASSIC CAMERAS.DARLOT (PARIS) 8in (210mm) F8 (Est) No 2 HEMISPHERIQUE RAPIDE BRASS LENS An early (circa 1860s?) Brass lens for large format (up to 4x5 coverage?) with a focal length of approximately 8in (about 210mm - estimated) with push-pull focusing for early type Box cameras. Brass is in very good condition, showing very light signs of wear/ageing, and almost no tarnishing. Original brass hood included - has a couple of slight dings, but nothing serious. Mounting hole diameter is approximately 4.5cm. A slot is provided for a Waterhouse stop - no stops included. Mounting flange is not included. Optics are clean and free from fungus/clouding - just a few light marks (nothing serious) and the usual dust specs. Focusing action is smooth and even, and the locking screw operates correctly. Ser no 12417. We ship using DHL * - fully insured ; £ 8 UK; Europe, £18; USA , and the Rest of the World £22. Payment to be made by £UK Sterling bank draft, £UK Sterling International Money Order, UK cheque drawn on UK bank. We also accept PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, JCB. Preferred method of payment; VISA/MASTERCARD/SWITCH. *Overseas buyers kindly note; to ensure safe delivery and proper insurance in case of loss or damage, items that sell for more than £150 will always be sent via insured signed-for Courier, not Royal Mail. Please be aware that items may be subject to customs charges in your country. This is something beyond our control, and we will not accept items for return because they were subject to duty. We cannot and will not declare a lower value to reduce duty, nor declare items as a 'gift', so please do not ask! Bidding on our items means you accept these terms and conditions. If you have time, please check out our other auctions on E Bay.
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