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Express Camera


The Express Camera series was manufactured by W. Butcher & sons in circa 1902. During the turn of the century Butcher produced many versions of inexpensive box cameras for the amateur market. It was produced for a short time and went through siginficant changes as can be see with the illustration depicting the change from 1902 to 1904. A box camera constructed of a wood and covered in morocco-grained leatherette, and fitted with a strong leather handle. The no. 4 model was outfitted with a set of three magnifiers for taking images 4, 8 and 12 feet distance. Some had spirit levels and hooded finders. Fitted with an achromatic view lens and Everset time and instantaneous shutter. Four models were available.

No. 1 held 6 plates sized 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
No. 2 held 6 plates sized 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.
No. 3 held 12 plates or 24 films sized 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.
No. 4 held 12 plates or 24 films sized 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches with magnifiers.

Fitted with a good quality Achromatic lens, three diaphragms, and a shutter with time and instantaneous speeds. It featured and improved ground-glass view finder, the infallible changing system. Originally priced at 12/6.

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