Nelrod Liteflash camera

Made:
1950 in Hanwell
maker:
Dawe Instruments Limited
and
G H Williamson (Sales) Limited

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera

Nelrod Liteflash camera. Press camera with built-in electronic flash head (seperate power pack missing); Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens F:135 f/4.7 Serial No 2624976. Synchro-Compur shutter; 1-1/500 sec. Coupled longbase coincidence rangefinder. Frame finder; sockets for Liteflash triggers and flashbulbs. Flash unit fitted with Mullard LSD3 flashbulb. In fitted case with 34 single metal darkslides.

Nelrod Liteflash camera made by G H Williamson (Sales) Limited, England, 1950.

Press camera with built-in electronic flash head (seperate power pack missing); Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar lens F:135 f/4.7 Serial No 2624976. Synchro-Compur shutter; 1-1/500 sec. Coupled longbase coincidence rangefinder. Frame finder; sockets for Liteflash triggers and flashbulbs. Flash unit fitted with Mullard LSD3 flashbulb. In fitted case with 34 single metal darkslides.

The Nelrod Liteflash was launched by G H Williamson, and marketed by Dawe Instruments. In 1950 the British Journal Photographic Almanac stated that the camera had been ‘designed by a press photographer for a press photographer, and it certainly incorporates a surprising number of special features that must gladden the heart of any number of that brotherhood'.

The Nelrod is a rigid press camera for plates or filmpack with a built-in electronic flash unit, the camera is typical of the sort used by press photographers of the period.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1990-5036/7071
Materials:
chromium plated, glass, leatherette, metal (unknown)
Measurements:
with flash unit: 240 mm x 180 mm x 156 mm,
type:
press 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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