C.C. Harrison Portrait Petzval 400mm F4
The engraving reads:
'7862 - C.C. Harrison - New York'
That dates the lens in the early to mid 1860ies.
Condition: This beauty comes in a nice condition. The brass shows only light wear and a nice golden glow. The lens features a waterhouse slot (no stops included). The radial drive is missing, but this is rather a cosmetic then functional issue. The glass on the other hand comes in a nice condition, there are the typical cleaning marks, but besides that there is no seperation, haze or damage to them. They are crispy clear and the image on the ground glass is outstanding.
its fast open aperture of F4 and a focal
lengh of 400mm (or 16"), this lens will work from 8x10 up to 11x14 formats, showing some fine character on portrait range.
It comes with a flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 20 eur
EU* - 50 eur
Worldwide - 120 eur
Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.