Parvex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Parvex De Luxe

1909

London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co. Ltd

London

England

Image of Parvex De Luxe

Lens:
f5.6, 4", T.T.H. Cooke Series III, iris diaphragm to f32. Focusing model. Serial no. 22768 .

Shutter:
Compound, speeds 1 - 1/250, B, T.

Construction:
Teak body with brass binding and fittings, green Russia leather bellows.

Format:
2 ¼" x 3 ¼" exposures on roll-film, 2 ¼" spool.

Focusing:
Front cell to 3 yards.

Attributes:
Two brilliant finders, direct vision (lens/post) view-finder. Exposure guide. Tripod socket.
Film advance indicated by red window.

Notes:
The name plaque simply says The stereoscopic Co. and Regent Street.

The Parvex is an extremely well-made camera, like a lot of London Stereoscopic cameras it was aimed at the more affluent customer, especially the De Luxe version. The Parvex was advertised for only a couple of years and seems to be their own design, an advertisement mentions that it is British made.

The ordinary model was made of black pear wood and appears, from illustrations, to be leather covered, the tropical model was made of polished teak, Russia leather bellows were fitted to both models. Lenses available were a focusing Cooke, Goerz and Zeiss.

There is no stand or support for the lens panel so the camera was used in the hand or fixed to a tripod. The ordinary model was priced at £14.10.0.

References & Notes:
BJA 1910 pp. 943, 678. BJA 1911 p. 945.

Further Information:
Ex Bikoff collection.


Company Details:

London Stereoscopic Co.

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