Wide-Angle Symmetrical - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Wide-Angle

W.W. Rouch & Co.

London

England

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f16, 4"

Lens Type:
Rectilinear.

Wheel stops to f64. Brass mount. For 5" x 4".

Serial Number:
8251 .

Notes:
Address: 161 Strand.

With:
Flange. Lens cap.

W.A. Paragon

c. 1889

J. Swift & Son

London

England

f11, 4 ⅝"

Lens Type:
4 elements. 100 angle.

Wheel stops scaled 8 - 128 (US scale). For whole-plate.

Serial Number:
3086 .

Made in sizes of 2 - 7 ", for up to 15" x 12" plates.

References & Notes:
BJA 1890, p. 135. PA 1891, p. 387.

Wide-Angle Rectilinear

W. Watson & Sons

London

England

f16, 5 "

Wheel stops to f44. For whole-plate.

Serial Number:
681 .

With:
Lens cap.

Available in brass or aluminium mounts with wheel stops or iris diaphragm.

References & Notes:
BJA 1888, p. 599. PA 1891.

Wide-Angle

c. 3"

Wheel stops. Brass mount.

Portable Symmetrical

Perken Son & Rayment

London

England

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f16, 3 "

Lens Type:
Rectilinear.

Wheel stops without calibrations. Brass mount. For 5" x 4".

f16, 3 "

Wheel stops marked 1 - 5. Brass mount. For 5" x 4".

This is a wide-angle lens produced in sizes from about 3 - 16", for plates of 5" x 4" to 18" x 16". Originally known as the Wide-Angle Rectilinear, later as the Portable Symmetrical and later still as the Symmetrical.

References & Notes:
BJA 1890, p. 70. BJA 1892, p. 124. BJA 1900, p. 169. BJA 1902, p. 171. Beginner's Guide to Photography, 1889, p. 108.

W.A.R.

Taylor, Taylor & Hobson

Leicester

England

f16, 4.03"

Lens Type:
Wide-angle rectilinear.

Iris diaphragm to f64. Brass mount. For half-plate.

Serial Number:
4858 .

With:
Flange.

References & Notes:
BJA 1892, p. 209.

W.A. Aplanat

c. 1906

R & J Beck Ltd

London

England

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No. 3. f16, 4"

Lens Type:
Rectilinear. Wide-angle.

Lens elements to fit Bausch & Lomb shutter. For half-plate.

Serial Number:
55843 .

With:
Case.

f16, 3"

Lens Type:
Rectilinear. Wide-angle.

Lens elements to fit Bausch & Lomb shutter. For quarter-plate.

Serial Number:
4828 .

With:
Case.

Sold as either lens elements or within a barrel.

References & Notes:
BJA 1907, p. 141.

Wide-Angle Symmetrical

c. 1891

Ross & Co.

London

England

No. 4. f16, 6"

Lens Type:
Rectilinear. 90 angle.

Iris diaphragm to f64. Painted aluminium mount. For 10" x 8".

Serial Number:
73241 .

With:
Flange.

Made in sizes from 3 - 16", later the range was reduced. Available in brass or aluminium mounts. Wheel stops were normally fitted to early models.

References & Notes:
BJA 1892, p. 39. BJA 1906, p. 43. BJA 1916, p. 33.

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