Baird Imperial - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Baird Imperial

T. Baird & Sons

Glasgow

Scotland

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Lens:
f8, 5" Busch Detective Aplanat No. 2, iris diaphragm to f45.

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

Construction:
Leather covered wood body, square cornered leather bellows.

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

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

Attributes:
Brilliant view-finder. Reversing back.

Movements:
Rising front. Swing front.

This is an unusual 'hand and stand' fitted with triple extension. The odd baseboard and body shape is due to the focusing arrangement, when attached to a tripod the front pinion moves the front standard forward, the rear pinion moves the camera body backwards.

Several examples of the camera are known, without the Baird name, including tropical versions, all have slightly different features and none carry the name of a recognised manufacturer. Baird were opticians who sold cameras under their own name.


Company Details:

Baird & Sons

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