Had signed contracts with two manufacturers. And Maison Susse Frères, Place de la Bourse 31, Paris.
To produce the first commercially available. The two companies were granted exclusive rights to make and sell the special. Designed by Daguerre, as well as the several lesser items of equipment needed to work the process. Daguerreotype camera built by Maison Susse Frères in 1839, with lens No.
According to expert Michael Auer, the camera's lens was made by optician Charles Chevalier and its brass mount is hand-engraved "No3" and "III", indicating that it is only the third lens Chevalier made for a daguerreotype camera. In the 19th century, it was common for makers to serially number their lenses. The glass lens itself is an 81 mm diameter. Concave surface foremost, and has a.The front of the brass lens barrel features a. With a fixed 27 mm diameter opening, giving the lens an effective working aperture of slightly over.
Attached to the diaphragm is a manually operated pivoting brass shutter, sufficient for its purpose because of the very long exposures required. The camera, constructed according to Daguerre's specifications, was designed for making 8.5x6.5 inch (216x167 mm) "whole plate" daguerreotypes and optimized for photographing landscapes. No claim was made that either the camera or the daguerreotype process itself, in its then-current state of development, was suitable for portraiture. There are only two obvious differences: their color and their labels. The Giroux cameras were made of hardwood and have a varnished natural wood finish, while the Susse Frères camera was made of a softer wood and painted black.
The labels on Giroux cameras are ornate and framed in a brass oval. They declare (in French) that "no apparatus is warranted unless it bears the signature of M[onsieur] Daguerre and the seal of M[onsieur] Giroux". They feature a small red wax seal dated with the year and were actually hand-signed by Daguerre. The Susse Frères camera has a simpler octagonal label claiming only that the camera was made "according to the official plans deposited by M[onsieur] Daguerre at the Ministry of the Interior".
Each lens had to be individually hand-made by expert opticians and machinists and it accounted for most of the price of the camera. In 1839, 350 francs meant a pile of silver coins, or a small stack of gold coins containing a total of over three troy ounces of pure gold, or the more convenient gold-redeemable paper equivalent. La Daguerréotypomanie , a lithograph by Theodore Maurisset satirizing the effects of the invention's commercial introduction, 1839. Although Théodore Maurisset's contemporary humorous lithograph.
Depicts a throng of customers besieging the Susse Frères establishment and carrying away cameras at a prodigious rate, and although at least fifteen of the cameras made by Giroux still exist, no examples of the Susse Frères version were known until one came to light in 2006. It was found among the effects of Günter Haase, formerly a Professor in the Department of Scientific Photography at the University of Frankfurt.
Haase had received it as a gift from a colleague who died in 1963. The Susse Frères firm was also engaged in the.
The company is well known for their fine bronze castings with superbly applied patinas. In 1879, the Susse Frères foundry acquired the rights to reproduce his models and produced posthumous proofs marked "Susse foundeur éditeur, Paris". Les pièces seront soigneusement emballées individuellement et protégées avec du film bulle et carton renforcé. Pour les pays autres que la France, envoi en recommandé avec assurance Ad Valorem à hauteur de la valeur de l'objet.All items will be securely packed, individually wrapped with acid-free silk paper, foam, bubble wrap and reinforced cardboard. MERCI DE POSEZ TOUTES VOS QUESTION AVANT DENCHERIR OU DACHETER.
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