Kershaw Raven

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The Kershaw Raven is a black bakelite folding camera for type No. 120 rollfilm. It was made in England by Kershaw Soho (Sales) Ltd. in about 1947.[1] The bakelite body is very like those of earlier Soho products (e.g. the Soho Model B).

The bakelite front door unfolds as the bed for the lens standard, and is reinforced with a metal plate to mount the folding struts. The door carries a tripod bush and a folding leg; a second tripod bush for landscape format pictures is mounted in the side of the body. When unfolded the lens standard position is fixed.

The Raven has a 4-inch f/6.3 Kershaw Anastigmat[2] triplet lens, with front-element focusing a dial-set everset shutter with speeds 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100 second, plus 'T' and 'B' and aperture stops from f/6.3 to f/22. There are both a brilliant finder and a collapsible frame finder.


  1. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p459.
  2. McKeown lists the camera as having an f4.5 lens, but all examples seen have an f/6.3, as pictured here.