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Lorillon Triplex favori envoyer Print
Photos by BF text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of BF
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Manufactured in France from Circa 1913 until 1940.
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Lorillon Triplex

Traduction de Manuel M

The problem with this beautiful view camera, it is that it is very difficult to associate it with a definite brand. It is well present in the Lorillon catalogue of 1927, but it is found presents, with the same illustration in a large number of catalogues of various brands between 1913 and 1940! Lorillon is not thus inevitably the manufacturer, but only one retailer of this view camera.

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Lorillon calls it “square Folding camera N°3 “Triplex”. That of this page is with the format 13 x 18, but it also exists in 9 x 12 and 10 x 15.
Manufactured in walnut, it was also available in sheathed mahogany and tropicalized version all mahogany.
The terms of the catalogue Lorillon 1927 define it as having a very large off-centring, height and width. The back rocks also vertically and horizontally. The carriage holder comes down so that it is not visible in the event of use of a wide-angle lens. The illustration used during almost 30 years in the catalogues presents it always in the position of use of a short focal distance.

Its lens is a Boyer Opale of 4.5.210 bearing the n°119448.

One should decree a posthumous medal with the engraver who around 1913 was to be far from suspecting that its drawing would be used a so long time.