Falling plate camera - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Unnamed falling plate camera

c. 1900

Image of Unnamed falling plate camera

Lens:
f8, Beck Symmetrical, Iris diaphragm to f44.

Shutter:
B&L Unicum, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Cloth covered mahogany body with polished interior to lens compartment.

Format:
12, 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" exposures on plates held in internal falling plate mechanism.

Focusing:
Rack and pinion movement to lens, focus to 9 feet.

Attributes:
Two brilliant view-finders. Two spirit levels. Shutter set from outside of camera. Exposure counter.

Serial Number:
104895 .

With:
Single plate holder.

This is a typical British falling plate camera fitted with a good lens and shutter. The rear door is in two parts for loading and unloading the plates. Focusing is by rack and pinion the scale being on a dial. The handle to the changing mechanism is also in a circular cut-out. Similar cameras were sold by Lizars.

References & Notes:
BJA 1902, pp. 984, 1192.

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