Unknown Field Camera
5 x 7
Date Introduced: - ;
Years Manufactured: c.
Construction: through-bed focus via
push-pull, no gears, single swing; reversing by
Materials: quarter-sawn White
Oak, red leather bellows; brass
Sizes Offered: 5x7 (photos
Notes: A relatively normal
English style camera except for the unique type of wood. Quarter-sawn
White Oak was commonly used for furniture manufacture of the period, although
mahogany was used for fancier furniture. Oak would have been much more
difficult to fit and finish in a camera, due to its hardness.
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