Darlot (Paris) No 2 Hemispherique Rapide 8in f8 (Est)

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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.

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