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Newman & Guardia Sibyl Excelsior Camera

The Newman & Guardia Sibyl Excelsior Camera was introduced in 1925 and production ran through approximately 1933. Designed as a light, compact and accurate camera that was essentially a roll-film version of the Vitesse. Constructed of metal, covered in the best morocco leather and a black bellows of the finest leather. Capable of taking exposures 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches in size. Features included single extension, vertical and horizontal rising front, folding reflecting finder with a pull-out lens hood, focusing scale from 2 yards and easy loading film chamber. Fitted with various lens, including a Ross Xpres f3.5, a T.T.H. Sibyl-Aviar f3.5, Dallmeyer Serrac f3.5 and a Wray f4.5 Lustrar. The Shutter was a N&G two-blade, spring powered, with pneumatic regulation and speeds between 1/2 - 1/150 of a second.

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