Cameo - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Cameo

No. 1

W. Butcher & Sons Ltd

London

England

Image of Cameo No. 1

Lens:
f8, achromat, iris diaphragm to f44.

Shutter:
Speeded 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, T,B.

Construction:
Wood body covered in leatherette, maroon leather bellows.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 5 feet. Single extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
92145 .

This model dates to around 1906. The camera was manufactured in Germany and rebadged by Butcher.

References & Notes:
BJA 1906, p. 185.

Cameo

W. Butcher & Sons Ltd

London

England

Image of Cameo

Lens:
f7.7, Aldis Uno, iris diaphragm to f45.

Shutter:
Lukos II. Speeded 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, T,B.

Construction:
Leather covered wood body, black leather bellows.

Format:
2 " x 3 " plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 metre. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Although unnamed the camera is probably a Cameo and dates to around 1910. It must have been produced after the smaller 2 " x 3 " size was introduced and before the improved U-shaped front standard became universal in the Cameo range. The camera was manufactured in Germany and rebadged by Butcher.


Company Details:

Butcher & Son

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