Roll-film Baby Sibyl - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Roll-film Baby Sibyl

1912

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Roll-film Baby Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 75 mm Zeiss Tessar iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 182760 (1913).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
Eight, 1 11/16" x 2 ⅝" exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, focusing scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Folding reflecting view-finder with manual rising front adjustment. 2 spirit levels on view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
B330 .

With:
Cable release adapter.

Roll-film Baby Sibyl

1912

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f4.5, 75 mm Ross Xpres iris diaphragm to f22. Serial no. 78335 (c.1915).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
Eight, 1 11/16" x 2 ⅝" exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, focusing scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Folding reflecting view-finder with manual rising front adjustment. 2 spirit levels on view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
B594 .

With:
Pigskin case.

Roll-film Baby Sibyl

1912

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Roll-film Baby Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 3" Cooke Aviar, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 80167 .

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/200, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
Eight, 1 11/16" x 2 ⅝" exposures on 127 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, focusing scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Folding reflecting view-finder with manual rising front adjustment. 2 spirit levels on view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window not coupled to shutter.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
B960 .

Notes:
Address on camera: Newman & Guardia. 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. Oxford St.. W. (1909 - 1929).

With:
Filter stepping ring. Watson cable release with camera adapter. Case.

At nearly 24 the Roll-film Baby Sibyl was an expensive, if well-made, camera.

The Aviar lens became available in 1919. In 1922 the lens was engraved Sibyl Aviar. The Tessar was offered at the time of introduction in 1912, and discontinued around 1914.

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. N&G Serial Numbers. Sibyl shutter. BP 8721/1912. BP 8722/1912. BJA 1913, pp. 97, 734. BJA 1914, p. 93. BJA 1915, p. 72. BJA 1917, p. 37. BJA 1918, p. 27. BJA 1920, p. 30.


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