We’re not all that old Geoff.

Will Smith
Queensland Herbarium
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong Qld 4066, Australia
Email [log in to unmask]

From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Geoff Thompson
Sent: Friday, 30 October 2015 10:02 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [SCIART] Old Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.Camera Lucida

Dear All,

                    A colleague here at Queensland Museum is accessioning a Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. camera lucida similar to this one.

It belonged to C.J. Pound who retired in 1932 and appears to be a version of Abbe's design with the 1894 filter modification, probably manufactured under licence from Zeiss.'s%20Drawing%20Camera%20.htm

I suspect it is from the first quarter of the 20th century, rather than the second.

Is anyone familiar with this sort of camera lucida? If so can you comment on the date etc. please?



Email sent using Optus Webmail


Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at

This E-Mail is intended only for the addressee. Its use is limited to that intended by the author at the time and it is not to be distributed without the author's consent. Unless otherwise stated, the State of Queensland accepts no liability for the contents of this E-Mail except where subsequently confirmed in writing. The opinions expressed in this E-Mail are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the State of Queensland. This E-Mail is confidential and may be subject to a claim of legal privilege. If you have received this E-Mail in error, please notify the author and delete this message immediately.

Need to leave or subscribe to the Sciart-L listserv? Follow the instructions at