The Rapid Rectilinears are clearly marked as in the sample on the left a 10x8 Rapid Rectilinear. The lens on the right is a Wide Angle Rectilinear and its markings are shown below.
No mention of Wide Angle, but with Rectilinear, Patent and the Size, No.1 inscribed.
Full details of the Wide Angle and Rapid Rectilinear lenses are given below.
In the late 1880s Dallmeyer listed a number of other lenses in the rectilinear range as may be seen in Stock Book Volume 6, Rectilinear Settings but as I have never seen examples of these short lived varieties I'm afraid I have no information about these comparitively rare lenses.
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