Object of the Week

57250 - PLASMA 20
Supreme camera manufactured by Chas. H. Buddaption

The Supreme camera manufactured by Chas. H. Budd.91-93 Clerkenwell Road, London was used in the Textiles department at Gray’s School of Art c. 1964.

Former Fashion and Textiles tutor Malcolm McCoig recollects:
When I first arrived in Aberdeen in September 1964 the camera was already there and when we moved out to the Garthdee Campus we really had to design the darkroom space to cope with its large size. It was, is, a lovely piece of equipment and we did a lot of new and, at the time, “break-through” work with it. 


The camera was discovered covered in dust; RGU Art and Heritage and Gray’s School of Art technicians believed that the camera should live again. With valuable advice and lots of tender care from Gray’s School of Art Photography Short Course Leader Neal Murray , the camera is once again used in Gray’s School of Art, some 50 plus years on.

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