6 September 1865, Mr Chapham of Leith exhibited and explained a new
camera which he had invented for working wet collodion in the field
without tent or dark box.
days later, Mr Chapham took this camera on EPS’s last outing of the
summer season to Stenhouse Mills.
Other members of the Society were impressed that he travelled
lightly, They reported that he took
bottle of collodion in his pocket, the plate box strapped on his
shoulder and the camera which is a square box not much larger than the
size of a plate in one hand, and the tripod in the other - and that is
1867, Mr Davies exhibited
number of photographs of the eclipse of the Sun, taken by him that
morning with an exposure of 1/10 of a second to 4 seconds”.
items of equipment were demonstrated at the Society’s meetings in the
New Tent for Photographic Purposes mounted on a Wheelbarrow.
Pringle read a report on the Grisdale Washing Machine which was
to the effect that it had failed in their hands.
Although he thought the principle good, the mechanical parts were
weak and had broken down.”