|Studio camera Eugène Faller|
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Eugène Faller was a camera maker in Paris from some time in the 19th century. McKeown lists a quarter-plate folding wet-plate camera from 1870, and a 13×18 cm tailboard camera from about 1900. A 24×24 cm studio camera was sold at auction in 2010; the auctioneer's details give Faller's address (presumably from a maker's plate) as 6 & 8 Rue du Temple.
Several examples of le Forain (French: 'the fairground'; presumably intended for street photographers), a camera for small ferrotype plates, have been seen at auction. As in many ferrotype cameras, the plates are held in a spring-loaded magazine, in this case on top of the camera body, and after exposure each is dropped into a developing tank mounted under the camera.
- Faller 24×24 cm (9½×9½ inch) studio camera, with stand and lens by Derogy, sold in September 2010 by Auction Team Breker in Cologne.
- Le Forain camera for 3×4 cm ferrotype plates, with a lens by Darlot, in the 'highlights' pages of Auction Team Breker. Dated about 1895 by the auctioneer.
- Le Forain with unidentified lens, sold at the nineteenth Westlicht Photographica Auction, on 28 May 2011; dated about 1910 by the auctioneer.