Tropical Sanderson - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tropical Sanderson

1904

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Tropical Sanderson

Lens:
f7.7, 9", Beck Double Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f64.

Shutter:
B&L Unicum, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Polished teak with brass fittings, black leather bellows.

Format:
6 " x 4 " plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 5'. Double extension with additional extension by using the front panel struts.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Circular spirit level. Reversing back. Wide-angle flap.

Identification:
Type 4 front standard lock. Type 3 infinity catch. Friction rising front. Early type front standard bolts. Tongue and groove lens panel. Type 1 back catch. "Patents" (slanted script). Type 7 name plaque.

Movements:
Rising front Tilting front.

Serial Number:
15799 .

With:

  • Hooded focusing screen. 4 book-form double dark-slides (5 - 12). Ensign cut-film holder.
  • Ensign Isochromatic screen, No 2B. Focusing cloth. Bulb release. Tripod with Thornton-Pickard patent top.

The tropical was introduced in 1904, it was similar to the Regular but made of teak rather than mahogany and was polished not leather covered.

This example of the Tropical Sanderson was made around 1908. The price was 12.0.0.

The lens is probably original but a larger lens flange has been fitted with a reducing ring to take the lens. This would have been to fit an alternative lens.

For a list of Sanderson models, versions and an explanation of features see Sanderson Notes.

References & Notes:
Sanderson Notes. BP 613/1895. BP 114/1901.


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