Compass Bee - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Compass model

1908

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Meter Type:
Actinometer.

Calibration:
Plate speed: 1 - 500 Watkins. Shutter speed: 1/500 - 130. Aperture: 4 - 256.

Attributes:
Actinometer value: 2 - 130.

Identification:
One comparison tint, case with ridge, shadow to name.

This unusual version of the Bee has a small compass mounted in the back of the meter. Apart from generally finding directions the compass was intended to assist in determining the best time of day for a photograph based on the position of the sun and for matching cloud negatives. The price was 3/6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1909, pp. 387, 733.

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