R. & J. Beck, London, England                                                                   1893-1901





Shutter from a Beck Frena camera, model undetermined.  Beck manufactured various models of the Frena between about 1893 and 1901.  Beck made many of the lenses on their cameras, with Bausch & Lomb Shutters being found on some of their folding style cameras.  I haven't determined who manufactured the Frena's sector-style shutter.

Most collectors (me included until now) have never seen a Frena Shutter in its entirety.  Being concealed within the camera's interior, the only visible portion is seen through the lens opening or through an access port at front on some models. 

It's not exotic by most standards, but it is well built and has a charm all its own.