Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Army & Navy Field Camera

Army & Navy Auxiliary C. S. Ltd. (Retailer)

Name: Unnamed Field Camera
Manufacturer: Army & Navy Auxiliary C. S. Ltd. (Retailer)
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production Period: Unknown


Plate / Film Size: ½ plate
Lens: Missing
Shutter: None
Movements: Rising front, tilting front, tilting back with limited swing
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1907
Serial Number: None
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Inventory Number: 52

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Unnamed ½ plate field camera, black bellows. Purchased as a job lot with three shutters, 2 lens mounts and a single brass lens, none of which seem to match each other or the camera. A ½ plate DDS was also supplied, but does not fit the camera either!

Name plate on rear reads "Photography Department, A & N Auxiliary. C. S. Ld, Francis Street, London S.W."

The brass work is heavily tarnished. There are only minor dents and scratches on the mahogany. The bellows appear to be intact, as is the leather handle. The ground glass screen is also complete.

The camera came with three different roller blind shutters:

Two different size mahogany lens mounting plates. One is 3" square, with a 1¼" flange. The other is 3½ x 2½" with a 2" flange.

Unnamed brass lens with between lens iris to f8, which does not fit any of these flanges! 1½" fitting. It shows no other markings.