Veragraphe - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Veragraphe

1919

P. Tiranty

Paris

France

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Lens:
Two, f6.3, 54 mm Tiranty Transpar. Sliding stops f6.3, f8, f11.3. Serial no. 607 608 .

Shutter:
Two-blade guillotine, spring powered with pneumatic regulation, self-capping. Speeds 1 - 5 (1/4, 1/8, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100). Each blade has its own pneumatic cylinder. The second blade is tripped by the first.

Construction:
Leather covered body.

Format:
Two exposures on 45 x 107 mm plates held in a changing box, push-pull mechanism.

Focusing:
Helical to 1m. Separate scale for colour plates.

Attributes:
Direct-vision view-finder (lens/post).
Removable changing box with automatic counter.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
4042 .

Notes:
Address on receipt: Etts P. Tiranty. 103 Rue Lafayette. Paris.

With:

  • Two changing boxes for 12 plates with plate holders. 6 single metal slides for monochrome plates. 4 Autochrome single metal slides.
  • Pair of yellow filters. Focusing screen. Case for camera and attached magazine.
  • Mahogany transposing frame, in cardboard box marked ETE (Tiranty).
  • Service receipt from Tiranty dated 1920.

To overcome the different position of Autochrome and monochrome plates two focusing scales are employed on the camera. A lever flips between one and the other. Adverts give the shutter speeds as 1/10 - 1/150 but the service certificate with this camera gives the range as 1/4 - 1/100.

Two sizes were produced - 45 x 107 mm and 6 x 13 cm. Other lenses were available including Krauss Tessar, Berthiot Olor and Berthiot Stellor.

The four Autochrome slides with this camera have a recess at the back of the slide to hold a piece of black card. The tabs of the draw slides are also a different colour.

References & Notes:
BJA 1920, p. 823. BJA 1922, p. 751.

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