Challenge Junior Dayspool Camera
|Name:||Challenge Junior Dayspool|
|Country of Origin:||United Kingdom|
|Construction:||Leather covered mahogany frame, with red bellows.|
|Production Period:||1903 - 1911|
|Model / Variant:||Model B|
|Plate / Film Size:||2¼ x 3¼ rollfilm|
|Lens:||Unknown f/11 lens|
|Shutter:||Bausch & Lomb Opt. Co. (Pat Appl'd) T, B, I (single cylinder)|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1907?|
|Serial Number:||'13' and '14' stamped into rh and lh bottom edges inside the back, but these are probably assembly numbers.|
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The Lizars Challenge Junior Dayspool is a horizontal format folding bed rollfilm camera that is very similar in form to the Challenge Dayspool No 1 camera. This example may be an early form of the Junior camera.
The camera is fitted with a single lens board support and has a very crude brass pin for support when used vertically. It has an early form of the B & L shutter. The body has squared off ends, with no hinge to the back.
McKeown  identifies the Dayspool with the single valve shutter as being the 'Junior' and defines three size variants. Measuring the spool size suggests this is the 'B' size for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4.
When this was purchased I also received a letter from the seller providing details about the original owner of the camera and a copy of a photograph extracted from the camera after it had been found amongst the original owner's effects.
Permission was given to exhibit the photo & details, and also to forward with the camera if sold on.
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