Neville Colmore and “Spectobarathrum ..parting the veil of Faery..”

last known portrait of the famed
fataologist and photographic pioneer. It is not known if it is a self portrait or if it was taken by an assistant.



A Scottish adventurer, inventor, and photographer named Neville Colmore claimed to have constructed a device capable of “…parting the veil of Faery…”. The device, which he called the “Spectobarathrum”, produced beautiful photo graphic plates he called “fatagravures”, through a now lost process. The original “Spectobarathrum” along with all of the images he claimed to have made were believed destroyed in a fire. This fatagravure plate was taken from Neville Colmore’s Spectobarathrum after the tragic fire.