Popular Pressman camera

The Popular Pressman Reflex was manufactured by William Butcher and Sons Ltd. from approximately 1908 to 1930. Described as a high-class reflex camera in compact form. It was constructed of mahogany, covered in morocco grained leather and all the hardware is black enameled. Features a long leather focusing hood to keep light away from the focusing screen. The front racks out with steel girders for rigidity. The shutter is a roller blind, with three permanent slits, 3mm, 25 mm, and 100 mm, each of which can be brought into position and provide a variety of exposures from 1/15th to 1/1000 of a second.

The lens is a 5 3/4 inch Cooke-Butcher anastigmat f/4.5 made by Taylor Taylor Hobson. The camera has a roll film back with a removable insert giving frame sizes of 6x6 or 6x9 cm.

The original manual for this camera is available here:

https://www.cameramanuals.org/booklets/popular_pressman_reflex.pdf

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