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Camera bellows


A pair of wooden boxes are connected with a card bellows. The lower tray has an empty slot, ostensibly for a photo slide. Opposite the opening is a metal mounting bracket. The upper wooden box has a removable, top-mounted wooden plate with a threaded, circular opening in it.

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Primary Materials: Wood, Metal, Cardboard


The upper box has a silver plate affixed to one edge, which reads “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester N.Y.”, “Made for The Tolley Company, Ottawa, Canada”, “No. 7449”.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 11.5, Width = 25 cm, Length = 28.5 cm


With the use of a lens and a wet photographic plate, this forms part of the apparatus necessary for taking photographs.


Fair. The wood is in good condition. The bellows show significant signs of use in the form of tears and wear at the corners and folds of the card.

Associated Instruments:


Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.; Rochester, N.Y.; The Tolley Company,

Date of Manufacture:


University of Toronto Department of Physics

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Historical Notes:


  • Donated to UTSIC