The c1860s 9-tube lens set shown mounted on the
Carte de Visite Wet Plate Camera (which can be set
up for 1 to 4-lenses) is a rare find. The camera
body is notched for septums and masks that can
accommodate 4 or 9-lens outfits.
This Gem set is comprised of nine matched Darlot
No.2 lens "tubes" (petzval design) mounted on a
Note: When more than 4 images are layed up on a
single plate, the term "gem" is used. However, there
is no standard size associated with "gem" images
The wood shadow box has a Scovill Manufacturing
Co, NY label. Note: The Scovill Manufacturing name
was in use from 1849 - 1889.