Primus rollfilm CARBINE No. 5

c.1910 in London
George Houghton and Son

Primus roll film camera No. 5 Carbine for rollfilm No.122, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2" and can fit plates. Fitted with Beck symmetrical lens F.8 mounted in a pneumatic shutter with speeds 1 sec - 1/100sec B. & T. Lens panel has rising front and sideways movement. Focusing scale has two settings, forward for film and back position for plates. Fitted with double extension bellows to be used with back ground-glass and plate holders. With brilliant waits-level viewfinder attached to the front standard. Of wood and metal construction with leather covering. Houghton, c.1910.


Photographic Technology
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glass, leather, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
rollfilm camera
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