Unknown Field Camera 5
4.25 x 6.5
Date Introduced: - ;
Years Manufactured: c.
Construction: back focus via
push-pull; single swing; reversing by two tripod mounts
Materials: cherry? body; cherry base; black fabric bellows;
nickeled brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4.25x6.5 (illustrated);
Notes: This camera looks like a production camera, with
box-dovetailed corners and consistent hardware. In fact, the hardware is similar to
that used on Rochester Optical Co. cameras, except for the huge side pieces.
The spring back is similar to that used by E. & H.T.
Anthony in the 1890's. The
swing knob and rod is missing. There is a thin mahogany front added to the less
figured body. This camera also has an upside-down lens board arrangement that would
make the lens board trickier to fit.
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