Vaido - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Vaido

1909

Early version

Adams & Co.

London

England

Image of Vaido

Lens:
f6, 6.4" Dallmeyer Stigmat Series II No. 3. Iris diaphragm to f32. Combinable lens, comprising: front group 10", back group 12.8". Serial no. 63904 (c. 1902).

Shutter:
Compound, speeds 1 - 1/200, B, T. 7 o'clock release (c. 1911). Serial no. 171096.

Construction:
Leather covered wood body, leather bellows.

Format:
4" x 5" plates held in dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows. Combined lens: to 2' 6", front group to 6', back group to 3'. Triple extension.

Attributes:
Videx memorandum card in leather holder attached to side of camera. Revolving back. Removable lens panel.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front.

Notes:
Address on camera: Adams & Co. 24 Charing Cross Rd. London. WC. (1908 - 1932). Address on Videx memorandum card: 26 Charing Cross Rd. London. WC. (1892 - 1908).

With:
6 double dark-slides in case.

This camera has the name Vaido stamped into the leather, however there are some differences between this example and Vaidos illustrated in advertisements. This is probably an early model Vaido or possibly a one-off made for a client. When first announced (BJA 1909) the Vaido was to be called the Omnia.
The front standard of this example is wood and similar in shape to a Una. Illustrations show a metal standard.
The rising front is operated by a circular disc. This is as shown in the Omnia advertisements. In later Vaido advertisements a star shaped wheel is shown and mentioned in the text.
The revolving back has no lock and is not the Minex pattern. Vaido advertisements show a lock and mention that it is a Minex revolving back.
The dimensions differ to both the Vaido and Omnia.

References & Notes:
BJA 1909, p. 276. BJA 1910, pp. 276, 714. BJA 1911, p. 280. BJA 1928, p. 109. BJA 1929, pp. 113, 325.


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