New Special Sibyl - Antique and Vintage Cameras

New Special Sibyl

1913

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of New Special Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 112 mm Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 86214 (c.1918).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/150, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 yards. Two focusing positions: slides (marked DDS), film pack (marked FP). Depth-of-field scale.

Attributes:
Eye-level direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder, rises and lowers as camera is opened and closed.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
A477 .

Notes:
Address on camera: 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. London. W.

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides (1 - 6). Cable release attachment. Fitted leather case with N&G label.

New Special Sibyl

1913

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of New Special Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 112 mm Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 99042 (c.1920).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/150, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 yards. Two focusing positions: slides (marked DDS), film pack (marked FP). Depth-of-field scale.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder. Spirit levels.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
A597 .

Notes:
Address on camera: 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. London. W.

With:

  • Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides, version with brass frames (1 - 6).
  • Autochrome dark-slide.
  • Film pack adapter.
  • Metal lens hood. KII filter. Leather hood for finder.
  • Extension back. Watson cable release with camera attachment.
  • Tripod boards.
  • Instruction sheets, 3 foolscap pages. Produced on a duplication machine, not printed.
  • Fitted leather case with N&G label.

The extension back slots into the camera back in place of the dark-slides to give a 5 " double extension.


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