Jules Richard stereoscopic camera

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  1. Dany

    Dany No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Jules Richard has been a French camera manufacturer very active between circa 1893 and 1955
    It is mainly known by collectors for its large range of sophisticated stereoscopic cameras called Verascope.
    I would like to show you a simple stereoscopic camera created by this manufacturer and named Glyphoscope.
    Glyphoscopes are format 45x107 mm stereoscopic cameras using plates
    Today, I have the chance to have on my shelves the type 1,2 and 3 according to the classification given in the McKeown's guide. These versions were released circa 1905.

    The type 1 and 2 have molded bodies made in a material called "ivoirine" at the time (in fact some sort of bakelite)

    Type 1:

    Jules Richard - Le Glyphoscope type 1 small 005.jpg

    Type 2:

    Jules Richard - Glyphoscope type 2 small 002.jpg

    The type 3 has similar shape but with a wooden body covered with leatherette The leather is normally black but some colored versions have been released. Mine is dark green.

    Type 3 :

    Jules Richard - Glyphoscope type 3 small  004.jpg

    These cameras have a very astute feature. The metallic front of the camera that is housing the shutter only may be easely removed from the body and the camera can then be used as a stereoscopic viewer.

    Jules Richard - Glyphoscope type 2.jpg

    Dany


     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Very cool
     
  3. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Very nice.

    I remember the first time I saw a stereo image. It was amazing to see the features come to life.
     
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    I have a slight obsession with stereographic photos. The obsession started at an antique store with the funky viewer and 25 images. I have since been buying images. I only buy the photo type. There are so many unusual and interesting images to explore.
     
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    IanG No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very nice, have you ever used any of them ? Ilford would cut the film if you asked during their annual ULF campaign

    There's a famous rock guitarist heavily into Stereo cameras, Brian something maybe :D I went to a slide show of colour Stereo pictures about 30 years ago and the images were stunning.

    I'd like a large format stereo camera and have some ideas to explore, I have two 203mm f7.7 Ektars but one's US made. the other UK and I don't think they will be a close enough match, the UK one is in a Prontor SVS #0 shutter, the US version is unusual as it in a #1 Graphic Compur (so focus register is different anyway).

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    You find some of the most interesting cameras.
     

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