Carbine - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Carbine No. 2

W. Butcher & Sons Ltd

London

England

Image of Carbine No. 2

Lens:
f11 Beck Rapid Rectilinear, iris diaphragm to f32.

Shutter:
Lukos No. 1, T and I shutter.

Construction:
Leatherette covered body, aluminium folding bed, leather bellows.

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

Focusing:
Bellows to 6 feet.

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Focusing scales for film and plates. Infinity position. Spirit level. Removable back panel to fit plate holders.

Movements:
Rising front. Cross front.

Serial Number:
A42848 and A27048 .

The carbine name was used for a large range of roll-film cameras of different sizes and different specifications. They were introduced around 1903 and lasted until the merger with Houghton in 1926. The example shown here probably dates to around 1912.

References & Notes:
BJA 1914, p. 176. Photographic Fashions, p. 72.


Company Details:

Butcher & Son

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