Reid lll (Type I)                                                                                                               
Reid & Sigrist Ltd. (Leicester)

Country of origin:


Number made:

Serial no. range:

Shutter speeds:

Standard lens:


1951 - 1964*

200 - 300 **

P10xx - P14xx

T,1,2,4,8,20 (slow speed dial) Z,20,30,40,60,100,200,500,1000

Taylor-Hobson 2 inch f/2

This model is also known as the Reid lll (First Model). It is similar to the Reid lll Type Il, but has no flash synchronization, and the high speed dial is engraved Z (B on the Type Il).

The top of the camera is engraved 'Reid' in script with a serial number to the right. Towards the back is 'Reid & Sigrist Ltd. Leicester'.

This model incorporates diopter adjustment (lever by the film rewind knob).

For details of the lens cap supplied with the Taylor-Hobson lens, camera boxes and leather case, see the Reid lll (Type2) page.

* Although announced in the British Journal of Photography in 1947, production models did not reach the shops until 1951.

** It appears that a number of Reid III Type I cameras (possibly around 100), with serial numbers above P1400, were produced with a single flash socket on the front for flash bulbs (M).

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