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Sinclair Collapsible

James A. Sinclair & Co. Ltd

London

England

Image of Sinclair Collapsible

  • No. 0, 1909 model. 2 " x 3 " opening.
  • No. 3, 1909 model. With cone for 1 ⅜" diameter lenses, 3 " x 3 " opening.
  • No. 1, 1920 model. With yellow filter. Box. Instructions. Address on box: 54 Haymarket.
  • No. 2, 1920 model. 2 - 2 " diameter, 3 " x 4" opening.
  • 1920 model. 2 " - 3" diameter, 4 " x 5 " opening.
  • 1920 model. 2 " - 3" diameter, 4 " x 5 " opening.
  • 1920 model. 3 " x 4" opening.
  • 1920 model. 3 " x 4" opening. With telephoto extension piece.

The Sinclair Collapsible Lens Hood was made in a number of sizes and in two models:

  • Early model, introduced in 1909, where the lens panel of the hood was cut for a particular lens diameter. The hood was fixed by a screw.
  • 1920 model, where the hood was adjustable for different diameter lenses by a screw-adjusted clamping action.

Where the hood had to be a greater distance from the lens, when used with a shutter of N&S pattern for instance, a cone or short tube was used. The cone pushed on to the lens. Hoods for telephoto work had an extra extension piece attached to the front.

References & Notes:
BJA 1910, p. 1004. BJA 1911, p. 1025. BJA 1912, p. 734. BJA 1918. BJA 1920. BJA 1921, p. 577. BJA 1925, p. 546. BJA 1927, p. 529.

N&G Folding Lens Hood

1910

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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  • 35 mm diameter.
  • 48 mm diameter.

References & Notes:
BJA 1911, p. 719.

Adams Folding Lens Hood

1910

Adams & Co.

London

England

Tropical model, 55 mm diameter with yellow graduated filter.

Notes:
24 Charing Cross address.

These were introduced in 1910, in 1928 the original design was altered to become self-erecting and a spring clip to attach the hood to the lens was added.

References & Notes:
BJA 1912, p. 300. BJA 1929, pp. 121, 347.

Folding Lens Hood

London Camera Exchange Co. Ltd

London

England

  • 1 " diameter.
  • 2" diameter.

Notes:
Address: Robbins & Manistre. London Camera Exchange. No.2 Poultry, Cheapside. London. EC2.

References & Notes:
BJA 1930, p. 316

Lens Hoods

Folding Lens Hood
. Leather covered with yellow filter.

Folding Lens Hood
. Cloth, 32 mm diameter.

Shadit
. Britannia Engineering Works, Bolton. Sprung metal tube.

References & Notes:
BP 391953/1933.

Lens Arc
. Metal tube which clips on to the lens, the top of the hood is deeper than the bottom. For a time this type of hood was sold by the Altrincham Rubber Co and was also sold under the name of G.E.W. It is stamped with the Registered Design no. 778562 (this dates to 1932). Box.

References & Notes:
BJA 1937, p. 257.

Tubular
. Similar to the Lens Arc. 1 ⅜".

Rubber Lens Hood
. Push-on rubber hood with deep corrugations. German, 32 mm diameter.

Elmar Lens Hood
. Cook & Perkins. Metal hood that clamps to an f3.5, 5 cm Elmar lens, the lens aperture can be adjusted by turning the front of the hood.

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