The Adams Vesta
Adams & Co
|Manufacturer:||Adams & Co|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Folding bellows camera with the lens panel supported by trellis struts. Black leather covering over a metal body .|
|Production Period:||1910 - ?|
|Model / Variant:||Model A|
|Plate / Film Size:||2¼ x 3¼ plate & film packs|
|Lens:||Zeiss Tessar f4.5|
|Shutter:||Compound 1-200 TBI, serial 146520|
|Movements:||Rising and cross fronts|
|Dimensions (h x l x w):|
|Date of this Example:||TBD|
|Serial Number:||Serial 459 embossed into leather on base and repeated on the lens board.|
Folding bellows camera with the lens panel supported by trellis struts. Black leather covering over a metal body. It has an optical viewfinder with the front sight fitted to the rising front of the lens panel thus giving a rising front to the viewfinder.
Very fine condition. The only obvious fault is that the spirit level bubble is dry!
Separate case takes 5 plate holders and the ground glass screen, all in near perfect order. Camera fitted with the film pack holder, still with 5 films in place. Also includes short metal clad cable release.
Original leather case with gold name plate within, velvet lined.
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This camera was obtained from a seller in the US who had in turn acquired it from an antiques shop in Los Angeles, where he had spotted it in the shop window.