Rosewood, brass, glass
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 15.6 x 14.9 x 36.2 cm )
engraved: on brass lens casing: "No 1877 / C. C. Harrison / New York"
Rosewood box camera with chamfered corners and adjustable lens with brass casing and brass cap; two hinged doors on top open to reveal two rectangular compartments, each fitted with removable wooden frame; empty frame in forward compartment probably served as plateholder; frame in rear compartment holds ground glass onto which concentric outlines corresponding to various standard daguerreotype shapes and sizes have been traced in pencil.
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