Sibyl - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Sibyl

Model No. 3

1908

Newman & Guardia Ltd

London

England

Image of Sibyl

Lens:
f6.3, 135 mm Zeiss Tessar, iris diaphragm to f45. Serial no. 113220 (1909).

Shutter:
Spring powered rotary sector type with pneumatic regulation. Speeds 1/2 - 1/100, T. The T setting is achieved by a short depress when set to 1/2.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body with leather bellows.

Format:
3 " x 4 " plates held in single metal slides.

Focusing:
Bellows to 1.5 yards, scale to 2 yards. Two focusing positions: slides (marked DS), changing box or film packs (marked B&FP), this is the rear focusing position.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/pointer) view-finder. Depth-of-field scale.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
472 .

Notes:
Address on camera: Newman & Guardia. 17 & 18 Rathbone Place. Oxford St. W. (1909 - 1929). The camera was made around 1910.

With:
Hooded focusing screen. 2 single metal slides in N&G case. Tripod boards.

The quarter-plate Sibyl was introduced in 1908, two years after the original model. At this time the models were known as 'Cooke' or 'Tessar', in 1909 the models were given numeric designations. This camera is stamped No. 3. Sibyls ceased production in 1913 when they were replaced by New Special and New Ideal Sibyls. The price was 14.14.0.

References & Notes:
N&G Cameras. N&G Serial Numbers. Sibyl shutter. BJA 1909, p. 80. BJA 1910, pp. 80, 658. BJA 1911, p. 84. BJA 1913, p. 99.


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