Sibyl Excelsior - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Sibyl Excelsior

1927

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Sibyl Excelsior

Lens:
f4.5, 5 " Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 112035 (1928).

Shutter:
Two-blade pivoted return, spring powered, pneumatic regulation. Speeds 2 - 1/150, B, T. Self-capping.

Construction:
Leather covered wood/metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
2 " x 4 " exposures on 116 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Folding reflecting view-finder with two spirit levels. Depth-of-field scale.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
Exr116 .

Notes:
Address on camera: 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. London. W.

With:
Metal lens hood. Cable release adapter. Leather hood for finder, the hood has cut-outs at the side so that the finder can lie along the top of the front standard when the finder is turned for landscape mode. The cut-outs vary between camera models.

The Excelsior shutter is an improved version of that fitted to the New Ideal Sibyl. The shutter blades are controlled by a cam which causes the blades to open and close, on previous models the blades were directly controlled by the pneumatic cylinder. The effect of the cam is to slow the blades during the mid-point of the exposure and quicken the blade movement as the lens is being uncovered and covered. The price was 23.10.0

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. N&G Serial Numbers. Sibyl shutter. BP 271330/1926. BP 290023/1927. BJA 1928, pp. 11, 306. BJA 1929, p. 11. BJA 1930, p. 11. BJA 1931, p. 14. Minit&Cine, 1938, p. 113. Minit&Cine, 1939, p. 165.


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