Film Pack Adapters - Antique and Vintage Cameras

N&G Film Pack Adapter

1912

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Construction:
Leather covered, aluminium sheath. To fit the Baby Sibyl.

Format:
4.5 x 6 cm.

Identification:
No name on inside of door.

With:
Box.

Film Pack Adapter

Format:
2 " x 3 ".

With:
Selo Panchromatic Film pack.

Houghton Film Pack Adapter

Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co.

London

England

Construction:
Leather covered.

Format:
6 " x 4 ".

Ensign Film Pack Adapter

Model E

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

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The model of adapter required depended on the type of dark slide used in the camera:

  • Model E - Single Metal Slides, black enamelled.
  • Model F - Single Metal Slides, leather covered.
  • Model G - Wooden double slides.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
2 " x 3 ".

With:
Box.

Sinclair Film Pack Adapter

James A. Sinclair & Co. Ltd

London

England

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Construction:
Mahogany, tropical finish with brass binding and brown leather.

Format:
4" x 5" with reducing frame.

Kershaw Film Pack Adapter

A. Kershaw & Son Ltd.

England

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Construction:
Teak, tropical finish with brass binding.

Format:
3 " x 4 ".

Serial Number:
K2207 .

The term Film Pack is now generally applied to the Premo Film Pack introduced in 1903 by the Rochester Optical Co. based on a patent by J.E. Thornton. Other film pack arrangements were developed around the same time but did not have the same commercial success.

The systems differ in detail but the essentials were that a number of cut films were held by, or attached to, a paper backing with tabs by which they could be moved from the front to the back of the pack. Several methods of attaching individual films to a roll of film were proposed but were not put into production.

References & Notes:
Film Packs.

Film and Plate holders

Dark-slides

Wet-plate

Double Dark-slides

Single Dark-slides

Studio & Process

Autochrome

Lippmann

Plate Reducers

Transfer Boxes

Hare

Lancaster

Frena

Changing Boxes

N&G

Adams

Reid's, Lizars, Pullman

Soho

Gaumont, Heidoscop, T-P, Ica

Film Pack Adapters

Envelope Adapters

Mackenzie-Wishart

Houghton

Daylight Loading System

A-kla

Roll-Holders

Kodak

Graflex, Adams, T-P

Zeiss, Adams

Rollex, Plaubel, N&G

MPP

Kodachrome Adapter

35 mm & Other Cassettes

Polaroid

Magazine Plate Holder

Plate / Film Adapter

Repeating Back

Leica Single Film Holder

Data Back

Frena