An antique french lens engraved. ALEXIS MILLET Opticien Brevete SGDG 45 Boulevard St Marin Paris N°2xxx.
Very early petzval lens from circa 1855, Alexis Millet Petzval with inner tube stop. Typical French stop system from this period, before the English Waterhouse slot system.Brass barrel wears signs of years but is in well preserved condition according the age. Rack & pinion focusing system works as it should. Glasses are complete, front achromat has a small separation zone on the edge and slight spots, rear achromat is complete with 2 glasses separated by metal ring, and with a tiny scratch. The lens has not been restored. For sale in its original condition.
External diameter of flange: 92mm. Millet Petzval covers 4x5 with ease at infinity and 5x7 at portrait distance. An amazing piece of french historical photography for collectors, and an using tool for wet plat enthusiasts.Check out my other antique lenses for sale. L'item "Petzval Alexis Millet early french brass lens 1850's large format wet plate" est en vente depuis le samedi 9 novembre 2019. Il est dans la catégorie "Photo, caméscopes\Photographie ancienne\Objectifs anciens". Le vendeur est "75photographica" et est localisé à/en Paris, Ile-de-France. Cet article peut être livré partout dans le monde.