Re: Charles Burr - UK lens maker
- Hi Milan,
A Charles Burr Brass lens just arrived in my mail. And even though your query is an old one, here is the info:
The brass barrel is engraved in script,
C. Burr 5287
7 1/4 x 4 1/2 Rapid Doublet
Adams & Co. London
Obviously Adams was the retailer. Diaphram from F8 - 64. The brass and glass are pristine. The lens looks like it left the factory last week! Has leather lens cap which appears original but no flange. Really lovely.
Have you discovered anything new about Burr?
Fred Friedman in sunny Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Milan Zahorcak" <milan.zahorcak@...> wrote:
> Since we seem to have a decidedly UK cast and crew, perhaps someone might be
> able to shed some light on an English optician/lens maker.
> Charles Burr, optician, established 1851, I believe. Usually shows up with
> a Wakefield address.
> I know the usual: Small, but respected; prominent in the 1850s & 60s,
> perhaps the 70s.
> He died around 1890, the company carried on, mostly the usual portrait
> lenses - perhaps as late as 1900.
> Can anybody add anything? Else I will have to generate my own legend and
> embellish wildly.
> Anyone have any Burr lenses? If so, what kind and on what?