Stereo Tropical Ross - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Stereo Tropical Reflex

c. 1909

Ross Ltd

London

England

Image of Stereo Tropical Reflex

Lens:
Two, f4.5, 5 " Ross Xpres lenses, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 97912 99350 (c. 1920).

Shutter:
Kershaw focal-plane, speeds 1/30 - 1/700, T. Spring powered, adjustment by slit variation. Not self-capping.

Construction:
Polished teak with brass binding and fittings. Red Russia leather bellows and hood.

Format:
Two 2 " x 3 " exposures on 5 " x 3 " plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 23". Double extension.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen.
The mirror and shutter are set separately, the release trips the mirror then the shutter, mirror raised by spring.
Interchangeable lens panel. Removable septum, image plane divider and focusing screen mask for mono use.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
R962 .

With:

  • 2 double dark-slides. Film pack adapter. Serial no. K2483.
  • Rear focusing screen. Case.

The Ross Reflex was made by Kershaw and was essentially the same as that sold under the Soho name. It was introduced around 1905-06. The tropical model was added around 1909. Design variations probably followed those of the Soho.

References & Notes:
Kershaw shutter. BP 22698/1904. BJA 1906, p. 71. BJA 1907, p. 66. BJA 1909, p. 51. BJA 1910, p. 53. BJA 1914, p. 56. BJA 1937, p. 9.

Illustrations:
Permutt, Collecting Old Cameras, p.186.


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