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|
|Plate / Film Size:||½ plate|
|Movements:||Rising front, tilting front, tilting back with limited swing|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1907|
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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:
- Small shutter marked as "The Cross Shutter Patent". The curtain has broken and the top section appears to be incomplete. Oversized lens flange fitted to front face. The original pull cord is still present.
- Small Thornton Pickard Time & Inst shutter (2" x 3½"). This is intended to slide over the lens. The shutter curtain is still intact.
- Unknown shutter - round label missing, so perhaps another Thornton Pickard model. Complete with original cable release. Shutter cloth appears to be broken. The largest of the three, but still a smallish size (2½ x 3½ x 1" deep).
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.