The lens is a Cooke Amotal Anastigmat 2 inch F2.0 ELC. Made
by Taylor, Taylor & Hobson, England. This is an up grade to better
quality optics as better glass became available. Even today a Cinematographer
will buy the newest lenses as they become available. The lens board
has two sliding plates that allow the lens to be repositioned in front
of the aperture. I'm not really sure why you would want this. Often
there is some fascinating, unresolved mystery about these old beauties.