Watson Binocular Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Watson Binocular Camera

1920s

Watson & Sons Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
c. f13, 2 ¼" landscape, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Cylindrical, spring powered and regulated, speeds 1/15, 1/25, T. Not capping.

Construction:
Cloth covered metal body.

Format:
4.5 x 6 cm plates held in single metal slides.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
View-finder consists of two mirrors at 45 degrees.

Serial Number:
13 .

With:
1 single metal slide.

This camera is for single exposures but closely resembles the stereo model. It was probably made some years after the earlier model and differs in some respects, most noticeably the shutter is powered by a coiled spring bent around a wheel rather than a leaf spring.

The BJA advertisement of 1923 shows similar cameras for mono or stereo taking either metal slides or a changing box. As well as the binocular form a monocular model was produced, taking only mono exposures, mostly sold for use with slides but a changing box was available.

The camera was advertised as being ideal for taking pictures in foreign countries.

References & Notes:
BJA 1923, p. 556.

Illustrations:
Auer, History, p.96.


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