Universal B - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Universal B

Model of 1896

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f6.3, 140 mm Zeiss Patent Anastigmat Series II No. 3, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 23257 (1897).

Shutter:
N&G, sector type, spring powered with pneumatic regulation, speeds 1/2 - 1/100. T setting by short pressure on release with shutter set to 1/2 second.

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body.

Format:
12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in removable changing box, bag type.

Focusing:
Bellows to 22". Double extension.

Attributes:
Two reflecting view-finders. Two 'T' levels. Automatic counter on changing box. Tripod bushes.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Serial Number:
B556 .

Notes:
Address on plaque: Newman & Guardia Ltd. 92 Shaftesbury Avenue. London. W. (1896 - 1897).

With:

  • Changing box for 12 plates, with plate holders and pressure slide (Serial no. on pressure slide 2550). 1886 and 1892 patents. In Ross case with 111 New Bond St and Cockspur address. Serial no. 1389.
  • Focusing screen. Case.

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