R B Graflex Camera, Series B

Made:
1924-33
maker:
Folmer-Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak

Single lens reflex camera for 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch plates. Ross Xpres lens f:5 1/2 inches, f/4.5-32, No. 87733. Fabric focal plate shutter with six tensions and four slit widths, speeds from 1/10 to 1/1000 second. Rack and pinion focusing, refelx mirror and screen with folding hood. Ground glass focusing screen in reveolving back.

R B Graflex Camera, Series B, made by Folmer-Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak in the United States, from 1924.

Ross Xpres lens f:5 1/2 inches, f/4.5-32, No. 87733. Fabric focal plate shutter with six tensions and four slit widths, speeds from 1/10 to 1/1000 second. Rack and pinion focusing, refelx mirror and screen with folding hood. Ground glass focusing screen in reveolving back.

'R B' stands for 'revolving back', meaning the camera could take either portrait or landscape pictures, simply by revolving the sheet film holder in the back of the camera. To buy the camera with an Anastigmat lens cost $91 in the 1920s.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/4242/1
type:
single lens reflex camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • reflex camera
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford