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Klito No 3A Falling Plate camera

Date: 1905 - 1920
180 x 110 x 230 mm
Medium: Metal, glass, leather
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Camera
Object No: 00041673

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    Frederick Garner Wilkinson used this Klito No 3A Falling Plate camera from 1919 - 1937 (with a break between 1922 and 1923 when his family made a return visit to England) to photograph ships in Sydney Harbour. Manufactured by G Houghton and Sons, the camera has a maximum capacity of 5 glass plates - limiting Wilkinson to taking five photographs at a time.
    SignificanceThis photograph is part of the F G Wilkinson Photograph Collection, comprising more than 700 glass plate negatives of ships in Sydney Harbour between 1919 and 1936. The collection provides an extensive and well-documented coverage of the changing styles of shipping in the port of Sydney before the gradual decline of the coastal trade, and in a period which was probably the peak reached by commercial shipping in Australia. The backgrounds also reveal the changing face of the city and harbour foreshores.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Klito No 3A Falling Plate camera

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: Klito No 3A Falling Plate camera

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