This camera was produced by Gandolfi for use within the UK prison service and police forces. The sliding back allows the production of both a side profile picture and a frontal'mug shot'view on a single negative.If you were arrested or convicted in Britain over a period of several decades, until quite recently, the chances are you were photographed with one of these. The camera is in good condition and functions perfectly. The lens is a Wray 6 f/5.6 on a Copal 1 shutter.
It comes with three DDS. It also comes with the original matching Gandolfi tripod. It is exceptionally rare to find one of these cameras in such good condition, and rarer still to find one with its matching tripod and the double dark slides. This particular camera was finally decommissioned in the 1980s.
There is an interesting BBC documentary about the Gandolfi camera factory in the East end of London here. Note that the tripod is quite a heavy item.
The film size for this camera is 4 1/4" x 3 1/4". L'item "Gandolfi Prison Camera" est en vente depuis le mardi 19 avril 2016. Il est dans la catégorie "Cameras & Photography\Vintage Photography\Vintage Cameras\Other Vintage Cameras". Le vendeur est "photography65" et est localisé à/en Shoreham-by-Sea.
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