Special Sibyl - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Special Sibyl

1909

Model No. 2b

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Special Sibyl

Lens:
f4.5, 13.5 cm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 133707 (1911).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/100, T. The T setting is achieved by a short depress when set to 1/2.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 1.5 yards, scale to 2 yards. Two focusing positions: slides (marked DS), changing box or film packs (marked B&FP), this is the rear focusing position.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder. Depth-of-field scale.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
S190 .

Notes:
Address on camera: Newman & Guardia. 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. Oxford St. W. (1909 - 1929).

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 12 single metal slides in two N&G cases. Film pack adapter.

The Special was introduced in 1909, it was similar to the Ordinary Sibyl but allowed faster lenses to be fitted, f4.5 as against f6.3. The Special was available in quarter-plate or 3 " x 2 ". Roll-film models were introduced in 1912. Zeiss or Ross-Zeiss lenses were fitted for each model. In 1910 the camera was improved by fitting a reflecting finder, rather than a direct-vision type, on the plate models.


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