ENSIGN Focal Plane Camera, Ross lens, Press Camera c1910

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As mentioned in the original Ads:

The Camera is opened in a second, one movement brings down the lens front, extends the bellow, locks the extending arms, raises the lens hood, and sets up the viewfinder.

Only were produced pre WW1, in circa 1914.

The all outfit is in very good condition.

The focal plane is very snappy at all speeds. The curtain has visible pinholes.

all camera movements are smooth and work as they should..

The Ross of London lens has no major flaws after been fully overhauled (cleaned and re-lubricated).

  • Lens: Ross of London X PRESS f4.5, 138mm , iris diaphragm to f32. Serial no. 99888.
  • Shutter: Focal-plane, speeds 1/15 - 1/1000, B, T. Self-capping.
  • Construction: Leather covered wood body, unpleated leather bellows.
  • Format: 3 ¼" x 4 ¼" plates held in slides.
  • Focusing: Helical to 2 yards.
  • Attributes: Frame view-finder.
  • Movements: Cross front.
  • Serial Number: ------ .
  • With:
    • 6 x Double sided plates
    • Focusing screen back.
    • Film pack adapter.
    • Strap.
    • Case.

The lens cover might be not original, as the actual is not attached to the body.

Please note: the original ads defers slightly from this actual model (different lens, different lens-hood)