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Alpha No. 2 Camera by Watson & Sons

datasheet_loginThe Alpha No. 2 Camera was manufactured by W. Watson & Sons from 1895 to approximately 1911. The design was based on the No. 1 of a self contained camera in a box and included special features including a double extension front, double action rising and swing front, swing back, and rack and pinion focusing. It was constructed of polished mahogany. It featured a an accurate focusing scale, ground glass screen in back for focus adjustment. A top mounted direct view finder can align image either by looking into or through it. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens and a special Thornton-Pickard time and instantaneous shutter, fitted with a Watson mechanical discharger. Made in three sizes, a quarter plate, a 5 x 4 inch and a 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch size. Priced at £6 10 6, £7 1 6 and £8 5 6 respectively.

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