N&G Folding Reflex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

N&G Folding Reflex

Special model

1925

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 5 " Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f22. Bayonet mount lens. Serial no. 142759 (c. 1934).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/800, B, T. Width of slit is varied by second blind to regulate exposure.

Construction:
Leather covered metal and wood body.

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

Focusing:
Helical to 7 feet. The lens has to be screwed out slightly to get infinity focus.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen. Magnifier in hood. The mirror trips and is raised by a spring, lowered by hand. Leaf springs near the focusing screen dampen the mirror action.
Revolving back, the inner frame of the back is removable to attach a changing box or roll-film back.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
FR288 .

With:

  • f5.6, 10" Dallmeyer Dallon telephoto lens, iris diaphragm to f32. Focus to 12 feet. Serial no. 143899.
  • Close focus tube, range: 15 feet - 8 feet.
  • Hooded focusing screen. 3 metal double dark-slides, aluminium body and sheaths. Film pack adapter.
  • Roll-film back for 8, 6 x 9 cm exposures, auto-stop on film advance.
  • Folding lens hood by N&G.

N&G Folding Reflex

1925

Special model

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of N&G Folding Reflex

Lens:
f2.9, 5 " Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f22. Bayonet mount lens. Serial no. 115685 (c. 1926).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/800, B, T. Width of slit is varied by second blind to regulate exposure.

Construction:
Leather covered metal and wood body.

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

Focusing:
Helical to 7' feet. The lens has to be screwed out slightly to get infinity focus.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen. Magnifier in hood. The mirror trips and is raised by a spring, lowered by hand. Leaf springs near the focusing screen dampen the mirror action.
Revolving back, the inner frame of the back is removable to attach a changing box or roll-film back (frame has the serial no. stamped on it).

Identification:
Earlier type of lens engraving.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
FR436 .

Notes:
Retailer's name engraved on bed: J. Lizars. Glasgow.

With:

  • Hooded focusing screen. 3 metal double dark-slides, aluminium body and sheaths. Film pack adapter.
  • Roll-film back for 8, 6 x 9 cm exposures.

N&G Folding Reflex

1925

Special model

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 144 mm Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f32. Bayonet mount lens. Serial no. 110918 (c. 1927).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/800, B, T. Width of slit is varied by second blind to regulate exposure.

Construction:
Leather covered metal and wood body.

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

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen. Magnifier in hood. The mirror trips and is raised by a spring, lowered by hand. Leaf springs near the focusing screen dampen the mirror action.
Revolving back, the inner frame of the back is removable to attach a changing box or roll-film back.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
FR496 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. Film pack adapter.

Apart from the faster lens, the Special model Folding Reflex has a narrower body, front to back, and a taller hood than the ordinary model. The price in 1925 was 58.0.0. The camera was advertised in late 1924 as being ready for 1925.

A small number of cameras were made, or at least assembled, post-war around 1950.

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. N&G Serial Numbers. Folding Reflex shutter. BP 158194/1919. BP 158601/1919. BJA 1926, p. 12. BJA 1927, p. 11. AP 13/8/1924.


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