Tripods and Stands - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Walking Stick Tripod

c. 1922

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

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Wood and aluminium legs. 4' 6" high.

Serial Number:
38 ? .

This version, with a curved detachable handle, is a variation of an earlier model with a simple rounded top. The handle when removed reveals three aluminium sectors, these fold out to form a large platform for the camera. The legs open out and contain sliding sections which form struts when the central aluminium rod is extended.

References & Notes:
BP 182237/1922 (A later patent BP 321007/1929 was for a stick with a fold-out platform for the camera). BJA 1922, p. 21. BJA 1923, p. 26. BJA 1924, p. 22.

Jaki Walking Stick Tripod

c. 1930

Jaki Werk

Reutlingen

Germany

The handle unscrews to reveal a tripod contained in the stick. Height is between 2' and 3' 8".

A late model walking stick, when closed it is indistinguishable from a genuine stick.

Giraffe tripod

1900

J. Ashford

Birmingham

England

Four fold, 5' high, around quarter-plate size.

This model folds into very small space, which was the subject of the patent. Advertisements stressed its suitability for cyclists, the price was 18/6. Ashford was a well-known maker of tripods.

References & Notes:
BP 6508/1900. BJA 1902, pp. 970, 1293. Sinclair Cat. 1910, p. 51.

Le Telescope

1890s

Five section tripod with triangular legs that fold into a circular cross section.

Notes:
Possibly made by J. Perrin.

With:
Leather tube to cover end.

References & Notes:
BJA 1917, p. 728. Sinclair cat. 1910, p. 50.

Service Tilting Table

c. 1907

Service Co.

London

England

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Tilting top for a tripod. Mahogany with two brass arms working in a slotted strut with locking screw.

Notes:
Marked Rd no. 500405.

References & Notes:
BJA 1908, pp. 767, 1123.

Universal Stativkopf

Late 1920s

Hugo Meyer & Co.

Görlitz

Germany

Consists of a tripod head giving panoramic movement. A removable right-angle bracket gives pan and tilt movement and is suitable for document copying etc. Three levelling screws. The price was 15/6.

References & Notes:
BJA 1929, p. 661.

Duotar

Contessa-Nettel

Stuttgart

Germany

Universal tripod head.

References & Notes:
Westminster Cat, 1930, p. 30.

Kodapod

c. 1915

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

This is a ball and socket head mounted on a pair of jaw grips to attach to a tree, fence, chair etc.

References & Notes:
BJA 1921, p. 45. Westminster cat. 1939, p. 42.

Ball and Socket Head

1904

Made of aluminium to fix to the top of a tripod. The ball movement is tightened from below. The tripod screw, attached to a disc is free to move until tightened by a wing-nut.

References & Notes:
BJA 1905, p. 1169.

Nebro Angle Head

c. 1947

Neville Brown & Co. Ltd

London

England

Cook & Perkins

Pan and tilt tripod head with adjustment for portrait or landscape format. Marked with both the C&P and Nebro logos.

References & Notes:
BJA 1948, p. 180. BJA 1949, p. 500.

Ensign Ball & Socket Head

Ensign Ltd

London

England

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With:
Box.

This model was introduced around 1930.

References & Notes:
Ensign Cat 1931, p. 45.

Agilux Table Tripod with Universal Ball & Socket Head

Agilux Ltd

Croydon

England

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7 ˝" high, without height adjustment, removable ball & socket head.

With:
Box.

Some versions are finished in polished duralamin, the example shown here has a gold lacquer finish. The price was 17/-.

Agilux Camera Clamp

Agilux Ltd

Croydon

England

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Small clamp for use with the 'Universal Ball Jointed camera Attachment'.

With:
Box.

Tripod Adapter

Eastman Kodak Co.

Rochester

USA

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For a Folding Pocket Kodak No. 1 and No. 1A.

Many early Kodak cameras did not have tripod sockets, this is a wood and metal frame fitted with a tripod bush that clamps around the camera. The camera can be positioned for landscape or portrait exposures.

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