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pierre506
28-Jan-2015, 07:36
Dear fellows,
There are only few words expressed on LCVM.
Auzoux et Cie, France. They are noted for a Grand Angulaire (Wide Angle) No C at Nr 13,47x with disk stops on a Goldman (Wien) 18x24cm camera. (This seems to be a repeat of the Arnoux data and needs to be clarified.)
I'd also searched on LFF. There are only one thread mentioned Auzoux lens but it's not Petzval.
I am luckily holding such lens now.
I'd checked it.
It's a Petzval lens.
Please share your knowledge about the lens if you knew or had the lens(es).
Thanks~

Steven Tribe
28-Jan-2015, 07:44
I don't have access to Corrado's book at my current southerly location, But I think it is mentioned as a smaller producer , late in the 19th century. Isn't it Anzoux - I have seen them offered before. Rather "gothic" style engraving - like "Francais".

pierre506
28-Jan-2015, 07:59
Lens pix~

pierre506
28-Jan-2015, 08:09
I don't have access to Corrado's book at my current southerly location, But I think it is mentioned as a smaller producer , late in the 19th century. Isn't it Anzoux - I have seen them offered before. Rather "gothic" style engraving - like "Francais".

Thank you, dear Steven,
It's not Anzoux according to the spelling.

Steven Tribe
28-Jan-2015, 08:54
There is some info here (LFPF) about a "relationship" between Auzoux and Francais, which could explain the distinctive mutual engraving styles they have.

goamules
28-Jan-2015, 09:57
I have one of their lenses. My notes from a few years ago said "early maker." Rudolph Kingslake's book lists them among the early ones. I remember it was hard to find information on them. It looks like this book now has a little on them, but it's hard to read online, and in French: http://www.lereve-edition.fr/fr/dossiers-collectors-1-a-10/afr-boutrais-dossier-collector

anachromatic
28-Jan-2015, 15:16
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anachromatic
28-Jan-2015, 15:20
It's not too early brand.
From around 1863 to 1866 lenses has the name "Auzoux & Franšais"; around 1867 under the name "Auzoux" or "Auzoux & Bauz"; and from 1867 to 1880 lens engraved with "Auzoux & Cie". Always engraved on gothic font.
They made Petzval portrait lenses, stereo Petzval pairs, wide angle with Globe formule, and rectilinears among others.
I will add some pics of mine, a huge Petzval.

pierre506
28-Jan-2015, 15:41
Thank you, guys.
This one's size is almost same as Dallmeyer 3B's.

anachromatic
29-Jan-2015, 15:33
This one from the early period with Franšais, around 1865.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/913/6PQgx3.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pd6PQgx3j)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/913/85MlVZ.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pd85MlVZj)

pierre506
29-Jan-2015, 15:48
It's much earlier according to the serial number.