Salex De Luxe - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Salex De Luxe

1922

City Sale & Exchange

London

England

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Lens:
f4.5, 5 " Cooke Series II Aviar, iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 107540 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/1000, T. Self-capping. Variable slit width to regulate exposure.

Construction:
Leather covered wood body, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 27".

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen.

Movements:
Rising front.

With:
4 single metal slides.

This is a well-made reflex with unusual features sold by City Sale & Exchange. The camera was made by Newman & Guardia using A. E. Bettles' patented focal-plane shutter.

City Sale sold a number of cameras under their own name, these were usually re-badged cameras from well known makers. This model, though, was not sold elsewhere. The dark-slides are held in a storage compartment within the body of the camera, similar to the Minex. At the rear of the camera is a hinged focusing hood which, however, does not contain a screen. A piece of ground glass would have been inserted into the back of the camera and held by the hood which has springs to grip the screen. dark-slides were held in place in a similar way.

The camera was quite expensive and on sale for only a couple of years. Several lenses were advertised. The patent for the shutter shows a very similar camera.

References & Notes:
BP 190302/1921 (shutter). BJA 1923, p. 592.


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