Horizontal Reflex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Horizontal Reflex

Model of c. 1935

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Image of Horizontal Reflex

Lens:
f4.5, 105 mm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 1043125 (c. 1930).

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

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 2 feet.

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

With:
Lens cap on cord. Focusing screen.

The Horizontal Reflex was re-designed in 1932. This model is slightly later and has some minor differences from the 1932 model. It was very compact and issued only in 2 " x 3 " size. A pull-out wire finder was an optional extra.

Lenses available were:

  • f4.5 Dallmeyer Anastigmat
  • f3.5 Dallmeyer Dalmac
  • f2.9 Dallmeyer Pentac
  • f4.5 Aldis Anastigmat
  • f3.5 and f4.5 Ross Xpres
  • f3.5 and f4.5 Zeiss Tessar

References & Notes:
BJA 1933, p. 31. BJA 1934, p. 42. Reflex & Press Cameras, c. 1935, p. 10. Reflex & Press Cameras, 1938, p. 4.

Further Information:
Holliday, Thornton-Pickard Cameras & Equipment.

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