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Chadwick (W.I.Chadwick)

Wiliam Issac Chadwick was a teacher, lecturer and published author on the subject of photography, especially stereo and lantern slides. He has been widely recognized as the force that sparked a revival in stereo photography in the 1880ís. He began producing very well designed and well-made cameras sometime prior to 1885, as his Box Form Stereo Camera was reviewed in The Photogram in 1885.

Unfortunately Chadwick did not feel advertising was important, nor even appropriate, and that the quality of his product would sell the cameras. Apparently that didnít work so well, as his cameras are not terribly easy to find today. Production ended in the mid-1890ís, and there is not a lot of information available on him or his cameras.


Chadwick Folding Cameras