Roll-film New Special Sibyl - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Roll-film New Special Sibyl

1913

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Roll-film New Special Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 112 mm Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 76033 (c.1914).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/150, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
Eight, 2 5/16" x 3 11/16" exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder. Spirit levels. Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled. Two red windows, the lower looks to be the original, the upper has been added later. The top corresponds to the usual 120 position.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
A225 .

Notes:
Sold by Ross Ltd. 111 New Bond St. London. W. (- 1918)

With:
Pig-skin case.

Roll-film New Special Sibyl

1913

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Roll-film New Special Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 112 mm Ross Xpres, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 98797 (c.1920).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/150, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
Eight, 2 5/16" x 3 11/16" exposures on 120 roll-film.

Focusing:
Scale to 2 yards. Two focusing positions for roll-film or plates. Separate focusing scale for telephoto lens scaled infinity - 7 yards. Corresponds to c.9" lens.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder. Spirit levels.
Film advance indicated by red window. Not coupled.
Removable panel in back to accept dark-slides.

Movements:
Rising front, cross front.

Serial Number:
A576. , (note the point after the numerals).

Notes:
Retailer's label in case: London Camera Exchange Co Ltd. 2 Poultry. Cheapside. London. (This style of name dates from c.1921).

With:
One double dark-slide. Metal lens hood. Pig-skin case.

It is unusual to have a back adapted for dark-slides. The serial number is followed by a dot possibly indicating that the camera was a special order or a modification. There is a focus registration catch on the baseboard to switch between film and dark-slides.

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. N&G Serial Numbers. Sibyl shutter. BP 8721/1912. BP 8722/1912. BJA 1914, p. 93. BJA 1915, p. 70.


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