The Pullman Camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

The Pullman Camera

c. 1894

S.J. Levi & Co.

London

England

Image of The Pullman Camera

Lens:
f8, c. 7" rapid rectilinear, iris diaphragm to f64.

Shutter:
T-P Snap shot, speeds 1/15 - 1/90. Roller-blind.

Construction:
Tan leather covered mahogany body, black leather bellows.

Format:
3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 6 feet.

Attributes:
Two tripod sockets.

Movements:
Tilting back.

Notes:
Stamped patent applied for.

With:
1 double dark-slide.

When closed the camera resembles a leather bag, the top flap of the bag opens to reveal the dark-slide and focusing screen the 'bottom' of the bag hinges down allowing the bellows to be drawn out. A stereo model was also produced by Levi and a similar camera was sold by Perken Son & Rayment.

References & Notes:
BP 20768/1894. BJA 1894, p. 107, Perken.

Illustrations:
Christie's Cat. 19/11/2002 lot 481. Pullman No. 1 in black leather. Christie's Cat. 7/5/1987 lot 33.


Company Details:

Levi, S.J.

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