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5711. Triple extension Field Camera

5711. Triple extension Field Camera

British triple extension, mahogany and brass half plate camera. Rising/cross front with unusual positive click and clamp tilt control. Tilt/ reversing back. Brass barrel Ensign Symmetrical lens. Condition:All original finish with very little brass tarnish except the lens has some blackened patches (these can be polished off if required.) Good bellows, two small patches) and generally excellent condition. One double dark slide.

SOLD

 

6021. Field Camera: whole plate

6021. Field Camera: whole plate

A whole plate, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch (16.5 x 21.6cm.)19th century figured mahogany camera, brass mounted and with fine English style dovetailed joints, rising front, swing and tilt back. Square cornered black leather bellows. Double extension. Twin rack and pinion front focusing. Wood and brass has excellent original lacquered finish. Single tripod screw socket suitable for modern type tripods. Fitted with a Taylor, Taylor and Hobson Rapid Rectilinear lacquered brass lens, Original (distressed ) canvas case. Lens cap and half plate slide insert. Condition: Camera is excellent, original lacquered finish, slightly darkened in places on the brass. Shrinkage line split in panel underneath the baseboard otherwise wood is excellent. Lens is clear and clean. A fine outfit and well suited for photographers using early processes, especially with the three double dark slides, lens cap and excellent bellows.

SOLD

 

6052. RARE ADAMS camera: 12 x 10 inches format

6052. RARE ADAMS camera: 12 x 10 inches format

A very rare, possibly unique special order Adams, by 'Adams & Co. 24 Charing Cross Road London WC.' possibly based on the Adams Omnia advertised only in the 1909 B.J. Almanac and listed only up to 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch format. This camera features a rack and pinion controlled swing back and rack and pinion rising front which the Omnia did not have. Although the Omnia was a hand camera with viewfinder etc. this camera is too large to be used in the hand but has the original cased tripod. Like the Omnia the camera is covered throughout in high quality morocco leather with the gilt Adams logo, address as above and impressed trade mark. The brass metal work is finished in black lacquer. This camera differs from the advertised Omnia in that it has a reversing, not rotating, back and does not have a wide angle position for the baseboard. The front standard is also fixed on the rails by vertical screws. Features: double extension by rack and pinion, Double extension rising front. recessed, interchangeable lens mount. Base rails marked for 10 1/2, 12 and 15 1/2 inch lenses. In original Adams black leather case with similarly cased 12 (! ! ) original double dark slides, some with interchangeable inserts for whole or half plate, original tripod and single screw adapter head. The camera single screw tripod socket allows use of a modern tripod if preferred. Condition: Signs of very little use. One dark slide has two of the four closing catches missing else all is excellent.
Weight of camera less lens: 8.3 kg.
Weight of camera cased with tripod head: 14.75 kg.
Weight of Cased tripod: 4 kg.
Weight of 12 cased double dark slides: 18 kg.
Having once assisted a friend taking 20 x 15 inch photos in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon I know you need a couple of friends when taking pictures out in the country with this outfit.
Note: Adams was one of the most innovative and expensive of the British camera makers and this camera is of the highest quality, it must have cost a fortune and was probably made between 1909 and 1917 at the address shown.
I would much prefer the buyer to arrange pick up if possible.

SOLD

 

6096. Half plate British field Camera

6096. Half plate British field Camera

half plate tapered bellows camera in mahogany, brass mounted, with double extension & reversing back, rising front. Brass barrel F8 Rapid rectilinear lens signed 'Pybus & Son, Hull' with iris diaphragm to f64 mounted in a Thornton Pickard string set roller blind shutter. With original canvas case and 2 double dark slides.Condition:Lens has some balsam showing at the edge of the front glass. Shutter operates but curtain looks wrinkled. Wood excellent, brass has original lacquer and is partly patinated, bellows excellent. Leather straps on case incomplete.

Price: £220
Guide Prices: $337 €.302

 

6186. Field camera by Albumenizing Co. Glasgow

6186. Field camera by Albumenizing Co. Glasgow

Half plate mahogany and brass camera similar to the classic George Hare design introduced in June 1882. The camera has square cornered red bellows, unusual swing back design with tilt, rising swing front, with focusing by rack and pinion. The sliding front standard is simply and rigidly held by Hare type vertical clamp screws. The lens fitted is an f8 rapid rectilinear of about 22 cm f( 8.6 inch) focus with iris diaphragm to f64. All original finish with only slight darker spotting of the brass. The bellows are work as shown and are not light tight. With one double dark slide.

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6274. Half plate British field Camera by Amateur Photographic Depot

6274. Half plate British field Camera by Amateur Photographic Depot

half plate tapered bellows camera in mahogany, brass mounted, with double extension & reversing back, rising front. Brass barrel F8 Rapid rectilinear lens with iris diaphragm to f64 mounted in a Thornton Pickard string set roller blind shutter on an interchangeable lens board. Plate reads: 'Amateur Photographic Depot 71 Oxford Street Manchester'. With 2 double dark slides, could be used if desired.Condition:Original finish in exceptional condition with few minor defects. Shutter operates but curtain has usual wrinkles. Bellows appear light tight and good for use. Lens is clean and clear with no visible defects to the glass.

Price: £270
Guide Prices: $414 €.370

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