Challenge Dainty - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Challenge Dainty

1909

J. Lizars

Glasgow

Scotland

Image of Challenge Dainty

Lens:
f8, Bausch & Lomb Rectilinear, iris diaphragm to f32.

Shutter:
Bausch & Lomb Automatic, speeds 1/25 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Polished mahogany body, brass fittings, black leather bellows. Finger joints on body.

Format:
2 " x 3 " plates held in metal single dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 feet. Single extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.

Movements:
Rising front.

Notes:
Name plaque shows branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Belfast, Paisley, Greenock and Aberdeen. After 1913.

The Dainty was released in 1909 and advertised as a pocket camera. It was sold only in the specification shown here and, unusually, took single metal slides. The price was very low at 1.8.6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1909, p. 751. BJA 1910, p. 1214.


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