Murer & Duroni
Murer's Express SL Newness Falling Plate Box Camera for 12 plates 9 x 12 cm
The Murer & Duroni, or shall we say the Gaumont?
Beside minor differences, the camera is identical to the French Gaumont.
Falling plate box camera with Guillotine Shutter Pose 1/50 - 1/200.
With the guillotine shutter removed, one has a good view to the close up lenses 1, 31/2 and 6 meter.
No lens = infinity.
A smooth working mechanism brings the plates one by one in the right position for exposure, by pushing the lever on the right side of the camera forward. After shooting-exposure- the exposed plate is safely brought to the bottom of the box, at the same time the new unexposed plate is brought into position. To complete the action, a counter on the back shows the numbers 12 to 0, telling how many photos are yet to be exposed.
The box is made of walnut. It reads in French:
Bois de noyer composť de 3 epaisseurs a fils croises!
To get the best results you have to take care for the lens and keep it clean.
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