Ancient Pre-'Protar' Name? Bausch Lomb Series VIIa Protar covers 12X16 ULF

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    This is a very early B&L Protar type lens in a working "double pumper" shutter.

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    The lens consists of two 23 1/2" f12.5 components that are complete anastigmats used alone. Combined they form a 13 1/4" f6.3 lens that can easily cover your 11X14 camera. The old BnL catalogs say it covers 12X16 at smaller apertures. Nice movements for 11X14 or even 7X17. 8X20 is possible.

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    This lens has no markings at all except the Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. logo on the barrel. Reflections tell me it's a Protar VII and glass size and focal all match the catalog.

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    The shutter works. Speeds are slow. But it cocks and the blades all open ~ close. Aperture scale is the old US system, but also usable with some knowledge. I could make images with this all day long, but I've got a bit more experience with these oldies than most folks do. $485
     
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