Stereo Puck - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Stereo Puck

Version with magnifiers

c. 1933

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Image of Stereo Puck

Lens:
Two, c. f12.5 c. 10 cm meniscus. 3 sliding stops. Lens separation of 1 ⅝".

Shutter:
Sector, spring powered single speed 1/20 and B.

Construction:
Leatherette covered wood.

Format:
8, 2 " x 1 " exposures on E20 (120) roll-film. Stereo pairs are consecutive on film.

Focusing:
Attached magnifiers for portrait use.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window.

With:
Stereo viewer with T-P name.

Simple box camera for stereo pairs. Four models were made: One being fitted with a pair of magnifiers (c. 1933) and the earlier model without magnifiers (c. 1931), either was available with a mono exposure facility for either 8 stereo pairs or 16 mono exposures. Other minor variations exist:

  • The earliest versions have the name embossed on the camera front and no name plaque.
  • Others have a name plaque on the front of the camera.
  • The plaque may have: 'Puck TP Stereo' or 'British TP Made' printed on it.
  • The name may also be embossed on the handle.

The camera was sold together with a viewer for 25/-.

The lens separation is much smaller than normal, a consequence of the narrow image size.

References & Notes:
BJA 1933, p. 31. BJA 1934, p. 42. AP 21/6/1939, p. 10. Ensign Cat. 1936, p. 190.

Illustrations:
Permutt, Collecting Old Cameras, p.187. Early model. Sci. Mus. Cat. p.110. Late model.

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