Nydia - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Nydia

Stereo model

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Lens:
Two, f6.3, 5 ½" Ross Homocentric, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 61910 61911 .

Shutter:
Two-blade guillotine, spring powered, pneumatic regulation, speeds 1/2 - 1/100. T setting by short pressure when set to 1/2. Self-capping.

Construction:
Mahogany body, blued metal parts, leather bellows.

Format:
12, 6 ½" x 4 ¼" cut-films held in removable bag type changing box.

Focusing:
Bellows to 2 yards.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder with spirit levels. Automatic exposure counter on changing box.

Identification:
Removable sheath to box, step on box, black finish on the changing mechanism stops.

Movements:
Tilting front, tilting back.

Serial Number:
453 .

Notes:
Address on box: Newman & Guardia Ltd. 90 & 92 Shaftesbury Avenue. London W. This camera was produced around 1903/1904.

With:
Changing box, 9 film holders and pressure slide. Serial no. 551.

The stereo model was produced in very small numbers. The changing box was for 6, 6 ½" x 4 ¼" plates, 12, 6 ½" x 4 ¼" films or 12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates. Single exposures could be taken when loaded with the smaller plates. Models with the old style shutter may have been produced. Introduced c. 1901.

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. Nydia Serial Numbers. Nydia shutter mechanism. BJA 1901, pp. 137, 923. BJA 1902, p. 137. BJA 1903, p. 139. BJA 1904, p. 139. BJA 1905, p. 141. BJA 1906, p. 139. BJA 1907, p. 1550. BJA 1908, p. 91. BJA 1909, p. 85. BJA 1910, p. 86. BJA 1912, p. 100. BJA 1913, p. 105. BJA 1914, p. 104. Instructions. N&G Cat. 1908. N&G Cat. c. 1911.


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