Compound - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Compound

Early Model

1904

Friedrich Deckel

Munich

Germany

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Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/250 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
Aluminium finish, Vertical O, I, II setting, pneumatic release.

With:
f6.3, 150 mm Goerz Doppel Anastigmat Series 1c Celor. Serial no. 178412.

Early Model

1904

Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/250 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
Aluminium finish. Lever setting for 2, 1, 0 (T, B, I) to left of lens.

With:
f6.3, 5" Ross Homocentric. Serial no. 61277.

Early Model

1904

Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/250 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
Aluminium finish. Lever setting for O, I, II (I, B, T).

With:
f6.3, 5.3" Dallmeyer Stigmat No. 2. Serial no. 70019.

11 o'clock release

1909

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Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/200 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
11 o'clock release, pneumatic release, flat shutter dial.

With:
f6.8, 168 mm Goerz Series III Dagor. Serial no. 263287.

11 o'clock release

c. 1910

Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/200 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
11 o'clock release, raised shutter dial, cable release socket. Goerz name on speed dial.

Serial Number:
118869 .

With:
f6.8, 168 mm Goerz Series III Dagor. Serial no. 300509.

7 o'clock release

c. 1911

Shutter Type:
Three blade diaphragm, spring powered, air-brake regulation.

Attributes:
Speeds 1/200 - 1, B, T.

Identification:
7 o'clock release, cable release, raised shutter dial.

Serial Number:
119867 .

With:
f6, 5 " Aldis Anastigmat No. 2. Serial no. 23146.

A very popular high-quality shutter, it was superseded in the smaller sizes by the Compur. The 1904 model was not sold in Britain to much extent. The shutter has a finger release and either a cable release socket or pneumatic release connection. A setting lever is on the right of the shutter. Below the lens is a setting for I, B, T. On aluminium models the I B T position varies. Later it is in a curved horizontal slot marked M B T.

Variations

  • Early Model. 1904. Aluminium body.
  • 11 o'clock release. 1909. Black painted finish. Horizontal M, B, T setting. Flat speed dial. Pneumatic or cable release socket.
  • As above but raised speed dial. Cable release socket only.
  • 7 O'clock release. c. 1911.

References & Notes:
BJA 1906, p. 1565. BJA 1908, p. 59. BJA 1910, p. 14. BJA 1911, p. 742. BJA 1912, pp. 14, 68, 744. BJA 1913, p. 1336. N&G Cat. 1908, p. 87. N&G Cat. 1911, p. 93. Holmes, Age of Cameras, p. 107. Coe, Cameras, p. 206.

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