Folmer & Schwing Mfg. Co. (New York, NY)
shutters for glass plate cameras, like this one, were designed to fit between
the camera body and a clip-off camera back. The larger two frames (one
black and one natural in the photo) were necessarily made to fit each
design/size of back. The middle part, slightly smaller, held the working
mechanism. This shutter fits the 6½x8½"
Century/Folmer & Schwing cameras made at the time, or any camera connected with
the Eastman Kodak Co. made after about 1910. This shutter was made before
Folmer & Schwing was bought by E.K.C., so predates 1907.
Graflex and Graphic Cameras,
Folmer & Schwing Department, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1913, pp.
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