Lens gurus: G.C.Mueller, Baltimore, "Royal"

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Jeremy, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy Member

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    Can anyone enlighten me on this lens? I've attached a picture of the lens, but don't know anything about it.
     

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  2. Dan Fromm

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    The Vade Mecum, which is weak on U.S. lenses, offers one candidate from Wollensak: "Royal Anastigmat This was an air-spaced 4+4 symmetrical anastigmat rather as the later TTH Type XV was to be. The designer was Gundlach, previously at the Rochester Optical and then Wollensak. It was deleted by 1909."

    I doubt that's what you have, but to be sure, please count reflections and report back. If it is a 4/4 lens, you should see two strong reflections and three weak ones from each cell.