Special Ruby Reflex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Special Ruby Reflex

1914

Early model

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Image of Special Ruby Reflex

Lens:
f4.5, 5 " T-P Cooke Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 80744 .

Shutter:
Ruby. Focal-plane, speeds 1/10 - 1/1000, T. Self-capping.

Construction:
Morocco leather covered mahogany body, cloth bellows and hood.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates held in dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows.

Attributes:
Reflex viewing through taking lens. Full-size ground glass screen. Self-erecting focusing hood.
Revolving back. Removable lens box.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
220, 1952 , 220 is on the lens panel, 1952 is inside the shutter.

Notes:
Ex Falchenberg collection.

The Special was available for many years, early models have a square section viewing hood. When introduced it was available in sizes from quarter-plate to 5" x 7".

References & Notes:
Ruby shutter. BP 6238/1912. BJA 1915, pp. 172, 575.

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

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