View Full Version : help identifing shutter

05-27-2010, 12:19 PM
i bought this roller blind shutter last weekend. i think i've figured out how it works but i'd like some more information about it if someone can help. who made it and how old is it? the second picture shows the only maker's marks on it.
thanks, garry Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/timerwhole_4863.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/timerwhole_4863.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/maker_6991.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/maker_6991.jpg)

06-01-2010, 03:21 AM
I am sorry I can't help you, but I must say it is very nice piece of equipment.

06-01-2010, 08:56 AM
I've seen similar shutters made by Thornton-Pickard
they were a British camera manufacturer from 1880's to 1930's
I'm sure other makers made similar shutter too

06-04-2010, 08:33 AM
i could only find information on Thornton-Pickard shutters which helped me figure out how it worked but nothing more. i posted on a collectors forum too and they say that the letters DRGM mean that it was registered with the patent office in Nazi Germany. it's definitely a pretty little thing, it was glowing in the sun when i spotted it at the market. i'll probably clean it up and make a camera with it, the slow speeds are perfect for pinhole
thanks, garry