Re-Inventing the Daguerreotype for the 21st Century

Patent Pending  

...USPTO utility patent for an new Mercury Vapor Apparatus that solves the challenges with mercury and more!

  • Uses 99.99% less mercury than inverted pyramid designs

  • Easily transportable with no risk of mercury spills

  • No darkroom necessary - develop daguerreotypes in the camera holder

  • Built-in heating system works on North American or UK/Europe voltage simply by switching the power cable

  • PID digital readout of process temperature in °F or °C

  • Custom configurations possible

  • Available in teak or cherry wood


At right is a 5 x 7 model designed for use with a film holder supplied by the client.

In Cherry with a satin oil finish


At left is an 8 x10 model for use with a standard Lisco Fidelity film holder.

In Teak with a satin oil finish.


8 x 10 Standard Version with a 4 x 5 reduction frame next to a 4 x 5 Standard Version at right.


  • 8 x 10 Standard Version - $3,250 USD

  • 4 x 5 or 5 x 7 Standard Version - $2,750 USD

  • Whole-Plate Custom Version - $3,250 USD

  • Half-Plate Custom Version - $3,000 USD

  • Custom Requirements - contact me for pricing

  • Reduction Frames for smaller plate holders - $500 USD

Every unit is custom built to order on a first come first served basis.  Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Deposit of $1,000.00 USD is required to place an order.  

Please contact me if you have questions about purchasing a new Century Darkroom Mercury Vapour Apparatus, or if you are ready to place an order click here...