Roll-Film Sanderson - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Roll-Film Sanderson

1902

Early model

George Houghton & Son

London

England

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Lens:
f8, 6" B&L Rapid Symmetrical Series II, iris diaphragm to f64.

Shutter:
B&L Unicum, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body, exposed wood is polished, red leather bellows.

Format:
4" x 3" exposures on 4 " wide roll-film or 4 " x 3 " plates held in double dark-slides. Kodak size 119.

Focusing:
Bellows focusing. Double extension.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Spirit level.
Film advance indicated by red window. Drop-bed.

Identification:
Without cross front. Wooden extension slide with brass strips. Type 1 front standard lock. Type 2 infinity catch. Lens panel retained by sliding plate. Early type front standard bolts. Friction rising front. No wide-angle rack. Type 4 name plaque. "Patents" (slanted script).

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front.

Serial Number:
4153 .

Notes:
The slide with this example is the cheapest of the three types available. The screen is not hooded.

With:
Plate back adapter. 1 double dark-slide (3/4). Focusing cloth.

Roll-Film Sanderson

Model of 1903

George Houghton & Son

London

England

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Lens:
f6.8, 150 mm Goerz Doppel Anastigmat, iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 121271 .

Shutter:
Goerz Sector, speeds 1/2 - 1/150, T.

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body, exposed wood is polished, red leather bellows.

Format:
4 " x 3 " exposures on 5" wide roll-film, Kodak size 104, Ensign size 5, or 4" x 5" plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 6 feet. Double extension.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Spirit level.
Film advance indicated by red window. Drop-bed.

Identification:
With cross front. Wooden extension slide with brass strips. Type 1 front standard lock. Type 2 infinity catch. Lens panel retained by sliding plate. Early type front standard bolts. No rack and pinion to rising front. No wide-angle rack. Type 4 name plaque. "Patents" (slanted script).

Movements:
Rising front, cross front, tilting front.

Serial Number:
5455 (1903) .

Notes:
Version with cross front.

With:
Plate back adapter with focusing screen.

The Roll Film model was introduced in 1902, the biggest change in its specification was the introduction of a cross front movement in 1903.

For a list of Sanderson models, versions and an explanation of features see Sanderson Notes.

References & Notes:
Sanderson Notes. BP 613/1895. BP 20860/1900. BP 114/1901. BP 2442/1902. BJA 1903, p. 374. Houghton Cat. 1903, p. 283.


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