5 November 1992,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,045
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A 10 x 8 inch mahogany and brass studio camera with black leather bellows, extended baseboard and universal plate back, a mahogany Gandolfi 5 x 4 universal plate back, a C. P. Goerz/American Optical Co. Apochromat Artar 19 inch f/11 lens no. 787503 in a No. 4 Acme Synchro shutter, an Ilex Paragon Anastigmat Series S f/6.3 14¾ lens no. 50732 in a No. 5 Universal Synchro shutter, an Ilex Paragon Anastigmat Series Sf/6.3 12 inch lens no. 52913 in a No. 4 Acme Synchro shutter and a spare No. 4 Acme Synchro shutter.
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This camera was made for John Dixon Studios of London and Paris in the late 1960s. The camera was commissioned from Gandolfi with an extended baseboard so that an 18 inch lens could be used for close-up work.
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