Ilford Witness camera

c. 1959 in Ilford
Peto Scott Electrical Instruments
Ilford Limited

Ilford Witness camera
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

Ilford Witness camera. 35mm camera; coated Dallmeyer Super-Six anastigmat lens, F:2"; f1.9-22 in bayonet mount, Serial No 373726. Fabric focal plane shutter - two speed rings: 1-T/2/4/8/B-25 and BT/25-1/50/100/250/500/1000. Coincident coupled rangefinder, focussing inf.-3'; movable stop flash synchronising sockets. Accessory shoe.

Witness 35mm camera made by Peto Scott in England, c. 1959

In 1947 Ilford announced the Witness, a 35mm interchangeable lens rangefinder camera. However the Witness did not reach the mass market until 1953, when only 350 were produced. In 1953 the Witness was priced at £121-16-8. Manufacture of the camera was later taken over by Peto Scott Electrical Instruments.

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Photographic Technology
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glass, leatherette, metal (unknown)
35mm camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
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