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STEREOSCOPIC WET PLATE CAMERA This wet plate camera is a rare example of a twin lens camera from the 1860s used in Australia. The most notable feature of the camera is the twin brass lenses. Stereo lenses like these were highly prized in the colonies and were often the main cost of the purchase of the camera.
A stereoscopic wet plate camera. The body of the camera consists of a wooden box that has been painted black. There are two brass lenses attached to the front of the camera. The lenses can be individually unscrewed and removed. A removable wooden framed glass plate slides down the back of the camera. A pair of lens caps made from wood and velvet lined leather fit over the camera lenses.