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Unknown Field Camera 9

5 x 7




 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1910
Construction: through-bed focus via push-pull, no gears, single swing; reversing by removable back
Materials: quarter-sawn White Oak, red leather bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7 (photos above);
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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