Tropical Sanderson - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Tropical Sanderson

Model of 1910

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Tropical Sanderson

Lens:
f6.3, 163mm Zeiss Protarlinse V11a. Comprising two, f12.5, 290 mm groups. Iris diaphragm to f50, continental scale. Serial no. 218004 (1913).

Shutter:
Dial-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/200, B, T. Serial no. 829441.

Construction:
Polished teak with brass fittings, black leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 2'. Double extension with additional extension by using the front panel struts.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder by Adams. Circular spirit level, 'T' level by T.T.H. Reversing back. Wide-angle flap. Wide-angle focusing rack.

Identification:
One piece of brass on extension slide. Type 2 front standard lock. Type 3 infinity catch. Late type front standard bolts. Tongue and groove lens panel. Rack and pinion rising front. Type 1 handle to wide-angle rack. Type 3 back catch. Type 5 name plaque. Type 1 trade plaque. "Patents" on struts.

Movements:
Rising front by rack and pinion. Tilting front.

Serial Number:
20740 (c. 1911) .

With:

  • Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides (1 - 6) with 6 cut film sheaths.
  • Tropical film pack adapter. Serial no. K237.
  • Tropical changing box for 12 plates or cut films bag type. Serial no. R57.
  • Cable release by F. Deckel. Lens cap.
  • Watkins Bee meter. Version with single tint and ridge (c. 1913).

Tropical Sanderson

Model of 1910

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

Image of Tropical Sanderson

Lens:
f6.3, 5" Ross-Zeiss Patent Protar, iris diaphragm to f45. Comprising two, f12.5, 9" groups. Iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 15362 15363 .

Shutter:
Koilos, speeds 1 - 1/500, B, T. Wire and pneumatic releases.

Construction:
Polished teak with brass fittings, black leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 22" with 5" lens, 36" with 9". Scales for 5" and 9" lenses both to 6 feet. Double extension with additional extension by using the front panel struts.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Circular spirit level. Reversing back. Wide-angle flap. Wide-angle focusing rack.

Identification:
One piece of brass on extension slide. Type 2 front standard lock. Type 3 infinity catch. Late type front standard bolts. Tongue and groove lens panel. Rack and pinion rising front. Type 1 handle to wide-angle rack. Type 3 back catch. Type 5 name plaque. "Patents".

Movements:
Rising front. Tilting front.

Serial Number:
19688 (1910) .

Notes:
Retailer's label on top of camera: Ross Ltd. 31 Cockspur St. Charing Cross.

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides (1 - 6). Fitted case by Ross.

The Tropical model of the Sanderson appeared in 1904. The fittings on these examples indicate they were made from 1910 and before the Trade Mark plaque was changed sometime in 1911. The first camera is marked Regular not Tropical as some models were. The teak used in Sanderson Tropicals varies, the first example is a very pale colour.

For a list of Sanderson models, versions and an explanation of features see Sanderson Notes.

References & Notes:
Sanderson Notes. BP 613/1895. BP 114/1901. BP 17408/1904. BP 19108/1907.

Illustrations:
Christie's Cat. 25/11/93 lot 363. A model with extra brass binding but not a De Luxe model.


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