Vintage and Classic Cameras
Thornton Pickard Double extension quarter plate camera, c1905-ish!

Thornton Pickard camera, an English mahogany & brass, double extension field camera with Thornton Pickard roller shutter, twin rack and pinion focus (the picture shows the extension at its fullest extent) with rise and fall movements. Lens and tailboard tilt is also possible. These cameras were made to be used on a six lug stand only, so no form of finder other than the ground glass screen is supplied. Thornton Pickard made heaps of cameras of this sort for mail order companies and others such as Boots (the chemists) and when found they are frequently unmarked in any way. Acquired in 1991.

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Thornton Pickard Double extension quarter plate camera
Body No.23, this is a component No. but its consistent over several parts.
Shutter, Thornton Pickard, speeds 15th to 90th, variable spring tension.
Lens, f/11
Condition, 4F


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