Star Camera  Co., New York City, N.Y.

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8 x 10
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1930
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (gears internal to base); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany wood body; mahogany wood base; black leatherette bellows; aluminum and brass hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 8x10
Notes: Unique features abound on this camera, not the least of which is the tambour articulating rising front standard.  It also boasts aluminum thumbscrews (probably a rare metal at the time), a strange, angled bottom which prevents it from standing upright, and a hefty base.  It is essentially an English Compact-style of camera, competing with the Eastman Kodak's Century Universal and the upcoming Deardorff brand of the time.

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