Thomas Sutton (1819–1875) founded a photographic company in Jersey in 1855, together with Blanquart-Evrard. The company produced image prints of waxed calotype negatives. Sutton was editor of Photographic Notes, a journal which he had founded together with his partner. He published the first English dictionary of photography in 1858. He also wrote the novel The photographers.

Sutton obtained a patent for his construction of a single lens reflex camera in 1861. It's supposed to have been the first camera of this type in the world. The camera was manufactured by Thomas Ross and J. Dallmeyer. Another camera development of Sutton was a panorama camera with waterfilled lens. Probably he was the photographer of James Clark Maxwell's early color photography experiments.



  • Thomas Sutton, B.A.: The Calotype Process - A Hand Book , London 1855

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