Midge 1a - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Midge 1a

c. 1903

W. Butcher & Sons

London

England

Image of Midge 1a

Lens:
f11, two element. Iris to f44.

Shutter:
Pivoted two-blade return. Speeds 1/25 - 1/100, B, T. Everset.

Construction:
Leatherette covered mahogany body with polished interior to lens compartment.

Format:
12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in internal falling plate mechanism.

Focusing:
Sliding lens mount to 8 feet.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Exposure counter. The door at the front of the camera opens to change the shutter speed and set the aperture. A door in the base opens to remove the plates.

Serial Number:
168 .

Notes:
The camera does not have a name or manufacturers plaque.

With:
1 plate holder.

This is a typical falling plate camera. Its lens and shutter place it in the mid range of Midge cameras. The lens comprises two symmetrically arranged meniscus elements. The price was £1.11.6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1905, p. 192. BJA 1906, p. 184.


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