Houghton & Son Portrait Petzval 220mm F4
This quite nice portrait Petzval layout lens comes from the british optical workshop of Houghton & Son in Holborn. This fantastic piece of history comes in a authentic condition, the brass shows a nice golden glow with only minor wear. The rack & pinion mechanism seems complete and works nicely. The glass is in overall good condition. The front shows two small edge chips, which wont have any impact on the image quality. Otherwise there is no seperation, no haze or fungus.T
his lens has a waterhouse (no stops included).
The lens has a focal lenght of 220mm at a speed of around F4. It will cover 4x5 and 5x7 and maybe even fullplate formats with fine petzval characteristic on the ground glass.
Lens comes with a flange.
Insured and tracked shipping cost:
Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 20 eur
Worldwide - 80 eur
*(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.