Focal Plane Vesta - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Focal Plane Vesta

1911

Adams & Co.

London

England

Image of Focal Plane Vesta

Lens:
f4.5, 112 mm Ross-Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 16211 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/8 - 1/1000, B, T. Self-capping.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
3 " x 2 " plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 1 yard.

Attributes:
Identoscope brilliant view-finder with automatic adjustment for rising front. Spirit level.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
345 .

Notes:
Adams address on camera and slide pouch: 24 Charing Cross Road. (1908 - 1932).

With:

  • f6.8, 9" Ross Telecentric. Iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 88631 (c.1919).
  • 6 single metal slides in Adams pouch. Slides are French. One negative.

The focal-plane version of the Vesta did not prove as popular as the other models. It was produced in two sizes, 3 " x 2 " and 3 " x 4 " A Tessar was usually fitted. Illustrations show slight differences in the layout of the shutter controls. A bulge on the side of the camera near the release knob housed the bulb for the pneumatic release. The camera was normally supplied with a hooded focusing screen and slides.

References & Notes:
BP 11670/1905 (finder). Vesta models. BJA 1911, p. 278. BJA 1912, p. 292. BJA 1913, p. 292.


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