T-P Time - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Time

Model of 1890

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Image of Time

Shutter Type:
Roller-blind, single blind. Spring powered, tension varies exposure.

Attributes:
2 ⅛" opening. Front of lens fitting. No speed indicator.

Serial Number:
2081 .

With:
Rubber lens grip.

The early Time shutter, introduced in 1887, followed the patent more closely than later models. The release arm was attached to the lower edge of the shutter. The shutter was wound by a knob attached to the upper roller that moved the setting wheel (there was no cord). The T and I setting was by a small lever and cam at the top of the shutter near the setting wheel. A cord and internal pulley to set the shutter were introduced in 1889, from around 1890 the arm was attached at the top of the shutter. The operation is the same as the later 'T&I' shutter. Optionally, on later models, a ratchet speed indicator could be fitted.

Studio

Second model

c. 1894

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Shutter Type:
Roller-blind, two blinds opening from centre. Spring powered, bulb release.

Attributes:
B setting only. 2 " opening. Front of lens fitting.

Identification:
Plain script on name plaque.

Serial Number:
19264W .

Intended for studio work where silent operation was required. There is no timing mechanism, the blinds remain open whilst there is pressure on the bulb.

References & Notes:
BP 12976/1894. BJA 1900, p. 1236. BJA 1902, p. 1256.

Snap Shot

c. 1891

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Shutter Type:
Roller-blind, single blind. Spring powered, tension varies exposure.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/90 - 1/15. Disk speed indicator. 1 " opening. Front of lens fitting.

Identification:
Plain script on name plaque.

Serial Number:
77212Y .

With:
Rubber lens grip.

The Snap Shot operates similarly to the T&I. There is no cog wheel connected to the upper roller instead the release arm locks into a small disc with four indentations. There is no T setting. The instantaneous speeds are as on the T&I model. Normally the approximate speeds were shown on an ivory disk rather than the ratchet indicator. An aluminium version was also produced.

References & Notes:
BJA 1892, p. 964.

Stereo Time & Instantaneous

Late model

Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co.

Altrincham

England

Shutter Type:
Roller-blind, single blind. Spring powered, tension varies exposure.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/75 - 1/15, T. Variable lens separation of 2 " - 3 ". Removable lens panel.

Identification:
Ornate script on name plaque.

Serial Number:
R96659 .

With:
Spare uncut lens panel. Watson cable release.

The early models of the stereo Time shutter were for fitting in front of the lens. Later, c. 1893, a version fitting behind the lens was introduced. The model that fitted behind the lens could be fitted with variable lens separation.

References & Notes:
T-P Roller-Blind shutters. BJA 1892, p. 959. BJA 1900, p. 1229.

Guerry Flap Shutter

Phoenix

Lancaster Rotary

Unnamed Studio Shutter

Idento Sector

N&G Sector

Lancaster See-Saw

Sands' Patent

Simplex

Nydia

Newman's Patent

The Adjustable

Single blade Return

Linhof

Le Perpetuel

Derval, Vario, Nettar

Victor, Unicum, Argos
Automat, I T B

Regular, Junior
Trichro, Eastman Triple Action

Compound

Compur

Koilos

Ibso, Vario

Automat, Ilex
Ball Bearing, Kodamatic

Luc, Agilux
T-P Gun Camera

B&L Iris, Goerz Sector, Volute
Pocket Automatic

T-P T&I

T-P Time, Studio, Snap-Shot

T-P Stereo

N&G Roller-Blind

Kershaw Patent

Roller-Blind

T-P Focal-Plane

N&G Focal-Plane

Minex

Eye-lid