Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare antique James A. Sinclair & Company Ltd Una Tropical wood and brass box camera! A bit of info on James A. Sinclair:
James A. Sinclair & Company Ltd was a camera-maker in London from about 1904. Sinclair himself was at one time an employee of Adams before setting up his own firm. Sinclair was also involved in Newman & Sinclair, at the same time as Sinclair & Co. was operating independently. N&S made (among other products) shutters, which are seen on many of Sinclair’s cameras. Sinclair also retailed photographic goods of other makers. Sinclair is best-known for the Una series of wooden-bodied folding plate cameras in various sizes between 2½x3½ inch (6.5×9 cm) and 5×7 inch, including tropical models, and the aluminum-bodied Traveller Una.
This great Sinclair Una Tropical box camera is finely crafted and detailed. The piece features a lacquered mahogany wood body with brass fittings. The camera features The Scientific Lens Co of New York 14401 wide angle 8×10 lens. The bellows are crafted of black leather. The ground glass measures 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. Marked with “The Una Camera/James A. Sinclair & Co Ltd 3 Whitehall London SWI” plaque on front.
Camera presents well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear, scuffing and patina commensurate with age and use. The camera has a replacement lens board, and is missing its strap. There are a few stable, age-related small fractures in the wood case. The bellows have very minor wear to corners.
This wonderful James A. Sinclair & Company camera will make an outstanding addition to any fine antique early camera collection. Fresh to the market!
Measurements: 6″ in height, 5-5/8″ in width, 12-1/2″ in length (extended)/ 4-1/8″ in length (retracted)
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