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Goerz Anschütz Detective Camera, c.1890

Lot 0531
9x12cm, exposures on dry plates, walnut body with mother-of-pearl plaque engraved 'PATENT ANSCHÜTZ C.P.GOERZ BERLIN', the interior stamped '3', brass-bound lens engraved 'No.9223 C.P. GOERZ Berlin EXTRA RAPID LYNKEIOSKOP Serie C No.1.' with iris diaphragm, focal-plane shutter (needs repair), frame finder - in very fine condition ! Designed by Ottomar Anschütz a talented inventor and photographer associated with the introduction of the focal plane shutter. He experimented during the early 1880's by attaching a cloth focal plane shutter to a standard camera so he could use its 'stop action' to capture moving subjects. By the late 1880's a production model of this camera had been designed. This was later manufactured by Goerz who used his name and reputation to market the camera. Goerz later went on to employ the Anschütz shutter to their Klapp cameras which became the standard camera style of most press photographers and was widely used throughout Europe during the early part of the 20th century. Amongst his many other achievements was projecting a series of moving images onto a ceiling in Berlin with self-designed apparatus some time before the Lumiere brothers launched their Cinematographe. His contemporaries included Muybridge and Jules Marey. He also set up the first association to protect to the rights of professional photographers. Literature: Michel Auer (1990) The Guide to Antique Cameras no.622, Abring I p.40, Lothrop (1973), A Century of Cameras, p.49.

The buyers premium for all items exported out of E.C. (European Community) is 23%. For items marked with *, sold and/or shipped within the E.C. the premium is 23% plus 20% VAT on hammer price and premium. For all other items (without *) sold and/or shipped within the E.C. (European Community) the premium is 27,6% (including VAT).



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Goerz Anschütz Detective Camera, c.1890

Estimate €3,000 - €3,500Nov 19, 2016