Traveller - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Traveller

1909

James A. Sinclair & Co. Ltd

London

England

Image of Traveller

Lens:
f6.8, 90 mm Ross-Goerz Dagor Series III, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 6938 .

Shutter:
B&L Automat, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T. Spring powered with pneumatic regulation.

Construction:
Leather covered wood body.

Format:
3 ¼" x 4 ¼" exposures on 118 roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.
Two 'T' spirit levels.

Notes:
Address on camera: James A. Sinclair & Co Ltd. 54 Haymarket. London. S.W.

With:
Sinclair case.

The Traveller is a large box camera fitted with a good lens and shutter but having no focusing. Its appeal could not have been great.

Advertisements emphasise that there was no requirement to focus and that the shutter was an everset type. A version with rising front was available. Illustrations show a camera with a rounded roll-holder rather than the enclosed shape of this example. The price was £10.10.0.

References & Notes:
BJA 1910, p. 1003. BJA 1911, p. 1013. BJA 1912, pp. 729, 1014. Sinclair Cat. 1910, p. 28.

Illustrations:
Christie's Cat. 11/12/2002 lot 66, version with Perfect shutter.


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