Dallmeyer Speed - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Dallmeyer Speed

1923

V.P. size

J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 3" Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 104230 (c.1923).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/8 - 1/1000, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
4.5 x 6 cm plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 1.5 yards, scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Frame finder.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
D214 .

With:
6 double dark-slides (1 - 12), aluminium and nickel sheaths. Film pack adapter. Case with Dallmeyer label.

Dallmeyer Speed

1923

V.P. size

J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 3" Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 106208 (c.1925).

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/8 - 1/1000, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

Format:
4.5 x 6 cm plates held in slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 1.5 yards, scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Frame finder.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
D457 .

With:
Focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides.

Dallmeyer Speed

3 " x 2 " size

1924

J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 4 " Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f16. Serial no. 110509 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/8 - 1/1000, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 1.5 yards, scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Frame finder.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
DS314 .

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 3 double dark-slides. Case with Newman & Guardia label.

Dallmeyer Speed

Quarter-plate size

1926

J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f2.9, 5 " Dallmeyer Pentac, iris diaphragm to f22. Serial no. 123401 .

Shutter:
Focal-plane, speeds 1/8 - 1/1000, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Frame finder.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
SDS115 .

Notes:
Address in case: J. H. Dallmeyer Ltd. 31 Mortimer St. Oxford St. W1. (1925 - 1941).

With:
Hooded focusing screen. Film pack adapter. Case.

The Speed was manufactured by N&G and produced in three sizes:

  • 4.5 x 6 cm, introduced 1923
  • 3 " x 2 ", introduced 1924
  • 3 " x 4 ", introduced 1926

The largest size did not sell as well as the two smaller sizes. An f5.6 Dallon telephoto lens was available in focal lengths of 6", 9" and 11". A soft-focus f4.5 of 3 ", 5" and 6" focal lengths was also available but not widely advertised. The cost of the camera with f2.9 lens was 25, 32 and 40 respectively.

References & Notes:
Dallmeyer Speed Serial Numbers. BJA 1924, p. 777. BJA 1925, pp. 356, 781. BJA 1927, p. 785. N&G Cat. c.1926.


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