Stéréocycle Simplifié 

Le Stéréocycle Simplifié is a simplified version of the Stéréocycle. The camera was introduced in 1905 by Lucien Leroy. The simplified model uses common 6 x 13 cm glass plate negatives and eliminates the use of the sophisticated rotating system of the standard Stéréocycle. Although Leroy was not a fan of the 45 x 107 mm format, the simplified model was also available for the small format and was called Stéréocycle de Poche.

Stéréocycle Simplifié - Lucien Leroy
6 x 13 cm Stéréocycle Simplifié

The camera in this post has serial number 8118 and has two fixed-focus 80mm Tessar-Zeiss f/6.3 lenses. The lenses were manufactured by E. Krauss from Paris, who had a license to produce lenses of the German lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss. The front panel with lenses can be adjusted vertically in height. This allows the capture of higher objects without perspective distortion. The diaphragm adjusters of both lenses are connected by a bridge. Changing the setting adjusts the diaphragm of both lenses simultaneously.

The spring powered Leroy shutter supports five shutter speeds: 1/10 sec., 1/25 sec., 1/45 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/75 sec. The camera has a metal body with black leather cover.

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