1900s, vintage cameras are predominantly constructed of wood, metal parts
are usually brass -occasionally nickel plated and bellows
are often fashionably maroon in colour.
Select a vintage camera image, below, to view details, most cameras
have 360° views. Pictures are not to scale.
Prior to this, antique cameras in the 19th century were also mostly of
wood , quite often lacquered rather than covered in leather, the early
bellows types often had
square cut corners - see 'bellows cameras'.
The earliest cameras, say 1850s to 1860s, were often formed by two rigid
boxes, one inside the other, unfortunately the LICM currently has no examples.