Miscellaneous - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Photo-Compass

Image of Photo-Compass

This was used to find the best time to photograph a scene, the instrument was pointed towards the subject the compass needle then pointed to an hour of the day when the sun would be directly behind the photographer, presumably the photographer would then make adjustments depending on the type of shadows required. This is similar to a model made under the Decoudun name around 1890.

Selo Safety Cover

c. 1935

Ilford Ltd

Ilford

England

Image of Selo Safety Cover

This is a plastic flap which sticks over the red-window of roll-film cameras when using the fast Selo orthochromatic films.

Focusing Screen

W. Butcher & Sons Ltd

London

England

Two, postcard screens in packets.

These were sold as focusing screens for cameras or for giving a matt finish when drying prints.

Lens Cleaning Kit

1930

J.H. Dallmeyer Ltd

London

England

Consists of: bottle of cleaning fluid, brush, leather pad, linen cloth.

References & Notes:
AP 17/12/1930. Phot. Journal 1/1931, p. 47.

Plate Carrying Box

Image of Plate Carrying Box

Three boxes for four whole-plates. Polished mahogany, screwed joints, brass handles.

These are for carrying undeveloped plates when on expeditions. Primarily intended for use in the tropics they were an alternative to packing the exposed plates in their cardboard boxes. On this example there is a double lid to keep the plates light-tight and air-tight.

References & Notes:
Copeland cat. p. 28.

Amateur Photographer Lens Testing Chart

Iliffe & Sons Ltd.

Designed by A.L.M. Sowerby, shows 4 - 48 lines per mm.

With:
Instructions, envelope.

Camera Accessories

Lens - Filters

  - Supplementary

  - Attachments

  - Prisms & Mirrors

  - Hoods

View-finders, View-meters

Rangefinders, Distance Meters

Reflex Finders

Focusing Magnifiers

Delayed-Action, Self-Timers

Levels

Tripods and Stands

Flash Equipment & Lighting

Close Up - Stands

  - Framing & Focusing

  - Bellows & Tubes

  - Lenses

  - Meters & Calculation

  - Microscope Attachment

Stereo

Panoramic

Film Format Adapters

Film Handling

Miscellaneous