Sanderson A pattern - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Sanderson A pattern

1896

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f8, 16" Cooke Series V, iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 12781 .

Shutter:
None.

Construction:
Polished mahogany, dovetail joints, brass fittings, with black leather bellows. Diagonal corners to bellows.

Format:
10" x 12" plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 4' 6". Double extension, rack and pinion movement to inner frame. Rear standard moved by rack and pinion.

Attributes:
Plumb bob. Removable lens panel.

Identification:
Tallbody feature. Diagonal cornered bellows. Rack and pinion movement to compound front. Short strut to lock front struts. Early type bolts to lock front panel to struts. Side swing movement to rear standard. Wooden front strut. Angled rear strut. Type 9 name plaque.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front, tilting back, swing to back.

Serial Number:
10.163 (c. 1905) .

Notes:
Address on plaque: H. Ltd London. (1904 - ).

With:
3 double dark-slides. Case.

Sanderson A pattern

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f7.7, 5 1/8" lens, iris diaphragm to f64. Convertible lens comprising: f12.5, 7" and f12.5, 10" groups, iris to f90.

Shutter:
B&L Unicum shutter, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Polished mahogany, dovetail joints, brass fittings, with black leather bellows. Diagonal corners to bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows. Double extension, rack and pinion movement to inner frame. Rear standard moved by rack and pinion.

Attributes:
Plumb bob. Removable lens panel.

Identification:
Tallbody feature. Diagonal cornered bellows. Rack and pinion movement to compound front. Short strut to lock front struts. Early type bolts to lock front panel to struts. Side swing movement to rear standard. Wooden front strut. Curved rear strut. "Patents" (slanted script). Type 9 name plaque.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front, tilting back, swing to back.

Serial Number:
10.247 (c. 1905) .

Notes:
Address on plaque: H. Ltd London. (1904 - ).

The Original Sanderson field camera appeared in 1895 and introduced the Universal Swing Front. This was the arrangement where the front standard was held by a pair of struts each side of the lens panel. A compound front was added later that year allowing the lens to be moved in any direction.

The A pattern was introduce in 1896 and had a different method of closing the camera compared to the Original model and a strut was added to support the rear standard. By 1897 the front standard was held by a brass strut and a wooden strut each side of the standard. The tallbody feature was added in 1901 and around 1902 side swing to the back was added.

References & Notes:
Sanderson Notes. BP 613/1895. BP 20862/1900. BJA 1896, p. 1338. BJA 1897, p. 1312. BJA 1898, p. 375. BJA 1899, p. 416. YBP 1898, pp. 151, 481. Houghton Cat. 1899, p. 271. Houghton Cat. 1901, p.285. Houghton Cat. 1903, p.360.


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