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Unknown Field Camera 12, manufactured





 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1900
Construction: front focus via push-pull, no gears, single swing; reversible via removable back
Materials: mahogany box and base, black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7" (photos above);
Notes: This camera looks superficially like a leather-covered compact camera, such as a Century that has had its leather removed.  However, this camera has never had any leather on it.  From the box joints and other construction details, this would seem to be a manufactured camera.  The spring back indicates an origin in the USA.  The front swing mechanism is unlike popular manufacturer's, who usually employed a drop-bed for that purpose..
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