Taylor Taylor & Hobson Wide Angle 300mm F16
History: The lens is engraved with 'Smedley & Co, Blackburn' which were suppliers for photographic cameras back then (thank you for the hint Steven). And on the lower part we can find the obvious Taylor Taylor Hobson engraving which gives away the original maker there.
The Taylor Taylor & Hobson workshop itself is probably one of the best known british and international makers back in that time. They were well known makers of astronomical items before they started out in the photographic world. They are best know for the Taylor Hobson Cooke portrait lenses.
Lens comes with a rotating aperture, which works fine. The lens comes with a 300mm (12") focal lenght and an open aperture of about F16. It will work best for 11x14 and 12x15 formats.
A very impressive piece of equipment, and a formidable wide angle landscape lens, which hopefully will do some fantastic landscape art soon!
This impressive piece of brass and glass still looks astonishing today. The brass is very good here, there is minimal to no wear, and it shows its authentic golden patina. The glass is a great condition also, beeing clear and without any haze or fungus.
The lens comes with a fitting flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 80eur
*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)
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.