Challenge Model D - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Challenge Model D

1898

J. Lizars

Glasgow

Scotland

Image of Challenge Model D

Lens:
f6, 5 " Aldis Series 2, No. 2. Iris to f64.

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

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body, leather bellows.

Format:
5" x 4" exposures on cartridge roll-film (size 104, 5" spools).

Focusing:
Bellows, scaled to 5 feet. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window. Provision for double dark-slides.

Movements:
Rise and cross front.

Notes:
Name plaque shows branches in Glasgow, London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Belfast. The lens is engraved "Patent 1083".

With:
Case.

The model D was first produced in quarter-plate and 5" x 4", other sizes were added later.

This example took 5" x 4" pictures on 5" wide film; rather than have a predominantly vertical aspect to the images, as in the Cartridge Kodak, Lizars have tried to give a landscape orientation. To do this they have stood the camera on end and hinged the folding bed across the width of the camera, which gives it a slightly odd look. Other models had the bed in the normal position. The model D was either leather covered or finished in polished wood. A light-tight flap could be lifted allowing the insertion of block-form double dark-slides. In 1907 the model D was replaced by the Dayspool series.

References & Notes:
BJA 1899, p. 410. BJA 1900, p. 390. BJA 1901, pp. 386, 929.


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