soho reflex camera, tropical model

Made:
c. 1923 in Leeds
maker:
Taylor, Taylor and Hobson Limited
and
Kershaw Soho (Sales) Ltd.

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Soho Reflex Camera, Tropical Model, c.1923
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Soho Reflex Camera, Tropical model
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Soho reflex camera, Tropical model manufactured by Kershaw, sold by the London Camera Exchange, No. 2 Poultry, Cheapside, London, EC2, c. 1923. Single lens reflex for 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch plates in teak with bronzed brass. Cooke series II anastigmat lens fitted, F:&, f/4.5-32. No 56155 made by Taylor Taylor Hobson, ltd. Kershaw patent (22698-04) focal plane shutter 18/23/30/70/ 140/280/700/T. Sliding rising and cross front, rack and pinion focusing, ground glass reflex focusing screen. In fitted case with separate ground glass screen, three book form wooden dark slides, and wooden film pack adaptor. Overall (deployed): 320 mm x 195 mm x 215 mm.

Soho reflex camera, Tropical model manufactured by Kershaw Soho (Sales) Limited in Leeds, 1909 sold by the London Camera Exchange, No. 2 Poultry, Cheapside, London, EC2, c. 1923.

Single lens reflex for 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch plates in teak with bronzed brass. Cooke series II anastigmat lens fitted, F:&, f/4.5-32. No 56155 made by Taylor Taylor Hobson, ltd. Kershaw patent (22698-04) focal plane shutter 18/23/30/70/ 140/280/700/T. Sliding rising and cross front, rack and pinion focusing, ground glass reflex focusing screen. In fitted case with separate ground glass screen, three book form wooden dark slides, and wooden film pack adaptor.

The Soho was one of the most popular early single lens reflex cameras. The Tropical model was made of teak with brass fittings.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/1542
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), glass, leather, teak (wood)
Measurements:
overall (deployed): 320 mm x 195 mm x 215 mm,
type:
single lens reflex camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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