A short excerpt from "Smaller French Manifactures" pag 290:
…The Gasc & Charconnet 25 cm focal length, was the largest of the four focal lengths on the market. As stated by the engraving, this example was intended for export to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (K.K) by the importer Oscar Kramer…(continue)
Ed. LUTZ Optique de Precision B.rd St. Germain 49 Paris
A short excerpt from "Smaller French Manifactures" pag 303
… The example dates to the period of daguerreotype-collodion. The first diaphragm is a Wascher “saucer” diaphragm inserted into the lens hood. It is based on the Petzval design, but the shape of the cone is very unusual and similar to the rare Chevalier models…(continue)
TÉLÉ-OBJECTIF Marco Mendoza 148 B.rd St. Germain Paris 2219 Déposé
25 x 9 cm.
A short excerpt from "Smaller French Manifactures" pag 310
… Marco Mendoza, 148 B.rd St. Germain Paris, manufactured lenses and cameras from circa 1880 through…(continue)
A short excerpt from "Smaller French Manifactures"
Pag 290...Gasc & Charconnet company, founded in 1860, changed its name to Laverne, and finally in 1890, to Clement and Gilmer (20). Wilkinson and Glanfield put forth the idea that Gasc & Charconnet might have been involved in resale, or that they were exporters rather than manufacturers, but this seems to be in contradiction with D. Van Monckoven’s statement in 1867…(continue)