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P00588.020

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P00588.020
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Leckie, Harry Victor
Physical description Black & white

Description

A 1917 MODEL AERIAL CAMERA STRAPPED IN SLOTS ON THE SIDE OF A BE2E AIRCRAFT AT SIDE OF PILOT. THIS PARTICULAR CAMERA WAS FITTED WITH AN 8 INCH LENS, BUT LATER WE WERE ISSUED WITH A MODEL TAKING A 10 INCH LENS. ALL OFFICIAL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN VERTICALLY. THE PILOT USED THE RELEASE CONTROL FOR NO 1 PHOTO, THE 5X4 GLASS PLATE SLID INTO CONTAINER NO 4, AS CORD NO 2 PLACED THE NEXT PLATE IN POSITION FROM TOP PLATE HOLDER NO 3. EACH PLATE HOLDER HELD OR RECEIVED 18 PLATES. (DONOR: R.H. LECKIE)