Robinson Field - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Field Camera

1890s

J. Robinson & Sons

London

England

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Lens:
f8, c. 11" Watson Rapid Rectilinear, iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 3034 .

Construction:
Spanish mahogany with aluminium fittings. Dovetail joints. Leather bellows with square corners.

Format:
6 " x 8 " plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 42". Double extension, rack and pinion (straight cut) movement to inner frame.

Attributes:
Turntable in base stamped 319/84. Removable lens panel. Lever to clamp the rising front. The underside of the rails of the focusing rack are stamped LEN HOLMES.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting back.

Notes:
Address: J Robinson & Son. 172 Regent St. London.

With:
3 double dark-slides.

This camera was made by Len Holmes of Holmes Brothers, makers of the Sanderson cameras. The lock to the rising front is a typical Holmes feature. The turntable carries the patent of S. D. McKellen. The same camera was advertised by Ross.

References & Notes:
BP 319/1884. BJA 1893, p. 60 (Ross). YBP 1894, p. 107.


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