Klippa - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Klippa

1913

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

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Lens:
f6.3, 105 mm Foyer Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f44.

Shutter:
Marvel, five-blade leaf shutter by Ilex Optical Co., speeds 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
6.5 x 9 cm plates held in dark-slides.

Focusing:
Helical to 1.5 metre.

Attributes:
Direct-vision view-finder, glass lens without sighting arm.

With:
Ground glass focusing screen.

A very compact folding camera, the body being less than ⅞" deep. In design it is a metal version of the Shew Xit. The lens is French of Dogmar pattern. The camera was equipped with single metal slides or a film pack adapter, a focusing screen was extra.

Due to the thinness of the side panels the slots are not deep enough to properly hold the front panel.

Other lenses available were: T-P Achromat; T-P Rectoplanat; f6 Aldis Anastigmat Series 11 in a Compound.

References & Notes:
BJA 1914, pp. 217, 754. BJA 1917, p. 98. BJA 1920, p. 87.

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