Have seen some odd renditions of what his camera looked like. Notwithstanding the nice amount of actual data that survives concerning his camera, and the cameras typical at the time..

I have seen an illustration claining to be a diagram of his camera being used. Its called "the beast", and the oddity is two things. The first is that is identical to what we call an "afghan box camera" in design and construction. And 2, the camera has a reflex viewer and ground glass in the top of the camera. Being used in the illustration to focus the image that is going to be taken on the photographic plate.

The only thing i could get from the photo i found a few times, is that is has something to do with a museum or "factual website" based in california usa.