E. & H.T. Anthony

Clifton, Long Focus View Camera

Anthony & Scovill Catalog 1903, p. 59
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6 x 8"




Celluloid label on the top of the ground glass frame

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1901-1904
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails) and rear focus via push-pull; double swing; reverse by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base track; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 6x8; 8x10
Notes: You might think that the Long Focus Clifton would be a Clifton with an extra extension to the base, but you would be wrong.  This camera has completely different rear hardware than the shorter Clifton.  The front is the same, however.  A rather specialized, expensive camera that was made for a relatively short time period, so it may be expected to be rare.

References:
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Volume XIV for 1902, edited by W. I. Scandlin, E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), copyright 1901, p. 76
Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Photographic Apparatus, Anthony & Scovill Co. (New York, NY)
, 1903, p. 59

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