Junior Sanderson - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Junior Sanderson

1903

Original Model

George Houghton & Son

London

England

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Lens:
f6, 7.2" Beck-Steinheil Unofocal Series 1 No.5. Iris diaphragm to f64. Serial no. 13450 .

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

Construction:
Leather covered mahogany body. Red leather square cornered bellows.

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

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

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Reversing back. Wide-angle flap. Infinity stop.

Identification:
Square corners to bellows. Type 1 front standard lock. Type 1 infinity catch. Square lens panel. Early front standard bolts. "Patents" (slanted script) on struts. Type 12 name plaque. Type 1 back catch.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front.

Serial Number:
8119 (1904) .

With:
Three block-form double dark-slides. These are the cheap pattern slide made of softwood with aluminium draw slide.

Junior Sanderson

Late Model

Houghtons Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
f6.8, 168 mm Goerz Doppel Anastigmat Series III Dagor. Iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 252870 .

Shutter:
Koilos, speeds 1 - 1/200, T, B.

Construction:
Seal-grain leather covered mahogany body. Red leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 28", scale to 5 feet. Double extension.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Spirit level. Reversing back. Wide-angle flap. Infinity stop.

Identification:
Diagonal corners to bellows. Type 1 front standard lock. Type 2 infinity catch. Tongue and groove lens panel. Friction rising front. Early front standard bolts. Finger grip recess in back. "Patents" (slanted script) on struts. Type 7 name plaque.

Movements:
Rising front, tilting front.

Serial Number:
13.225 (c. 1906) .

With:
Four block-form double dark-slides. These are the cheap pattern slide made of softwood with aluminium draw slide.

The Junior was introduced in 1903 as a cheaper option to the Regular. At the time of introduction it had a distinctive square lens panel, this was soon replaced by the normal Sanderson vertical oblong panel. From then the Junior tended to be a couple of years behind the Regular in adopting new features.

The body covering of the second example is seal-grain leather rather than Morocco used on the Regular, the body also has the finger recesses present on early versions of the Regular. The Junior is usually found with a cheaper lens, this example has a top-of-the-range Dagor in a Koilos shutter. This could be a replacement or the original fitted by Houghton, the lens matches the infinity stops and focusing scale. It is also a little longer than normally fitted.

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.


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