Item 2005.006.06.03 - Newness Express No. 2 Model G

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Newness Express No. 2 Model G

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  • [ca. 1910s] (Manufacturing)
    Murer & Duroni

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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([ca. 1904- ca. 1939])

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Item is a magazine box falling-plate detective camera for 9x12cm plates. It has a Rapid Rectilinear lens, a shutter with two instantaneous speeds (rapide and lente), an adjustable aperture, two Watson-type viewfinders with folding covers, a plate-counter, and two tripod sockets. It has a wood body with leather covering. The camera was formally named the Express Détective but it has been combined with the Express Newness, which is the name that many sources record the camera under.

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Carrying strap's leather is thoroughly cracked and camera itself is very dusty.

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Donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Howard & Carole Tanenbaum.


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