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Newman & Guardia Pattern C Camera

The Newman & Guardia Pattern C Camera was manufactured from approximately 1982 to 1903.

The B Pattern was exactly like the Pattern B camera, with a vertical and rising front and the double extension, except that it had a swing back for vertical pictures and a plumb indicator. This feature was necessary when attempting to take tall buildings.

Like other N&G cameras, this camera was able to be fitted with any lens desired, however it was advertised with advertised with a Wray f8.0 or a Zeiss Anastigmat f6.3 lens. A special high efficiency, metal shutter with hermetically-closed pneumatic regulation for speeds from 1/10 to 1/100 of a second, including time exposures for finger or bulb.

The Pattern C was made in two sizes including,

Weight (lbs.)
measurement$ Wray lens $ Zeiss Lens
4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
10 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 3/8 16 �, 0 S 25 �, 0 S
5 x 4 inches
11 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 7 1/8 20 �, 10 S 20 �, 0 S

This universal box camera contained a rising front, automatic spring door, detachable changing box for plates or film, two special T-levels, two N&G real image identical view finders, special focusing screen, central rack and pinion, focusing scale engraved with 2 yards to infinity, a special wired handle for strength and a tripod screw and bushings. Constructed of well-seasoned mahogany and covered with real black morocco leather.

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