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4x5 View Camera, as Sculpture Display, Iconic Look with Chrome, Wood, circa 1950

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: This Antique May Qualify For Our GALLERY WIDE 10-25% OFF SALE, Going On NOW. Please Inquire. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Submitted for your approval is this, circa 1950s. Grover 4x5 view, sheet film camera. Famously used for commercial and advertising still photography in the 1950s and 1960s. Very original. Very early model prior to patent being issued. Not in shooting ready condition as offered but a gorgeous and complete display sculpture piece for home or office. Astounding Red leather bellows, shiny well patinated chromed brass frame, rear 'viewing glass' intact, repro wood lens board, vintage heavy duty impressive 50s Hollywood wood tripod and mounting hardware included. Great colors and texture. The display potential of this camera as sculpture is second to none. Camera was All American Made, in Chicago, with manual tribute German Lens. Shown as found, with decades of patina intact, but if buyer wishes, we can detail and polish the package so it glistens. Done as a courtesy and at no extra charge. Offered as a wonderful display artifact for home or office or for use in a collection. Spot Light it nicely and you have an impressive center piece sculpture for any room. A true unique and vintage photographic artifact. ~Like artifacts of an ancient civilization - these rare legends of early Motion Picture and related production equipment technology - have a secure and appreciating place in history.~ 
 
 About Our Firm: 
 We specialize in CERTIFIED Cinema Equipment Antiques and Artifacts Circa 1900 to 1969 and beyond, representing the Art Nouveau, Machine Age, Art Deco, Industrial Age and Mid Century Periods.
 
 We have dedicated workshops, warehouses and galleries where we prepare, display and sell our rare Motion Picture equipment antiques. 
 Our cinema equipment antiques are perfect for display in residential, industrial and museum settings. Collectors and museums worldwide are some of our clients. 
 We offer one of the most complete and accurately curated selections of authentic cinema antiques, for sale, in the world. Many of our items were used in actual Hollywood Feature Motion Pictures, and we can only imagine the Movie Stars and entertainment Giants that paraded in front of these lights and cameras. As decorative “sculpture” or authentic Hollywood Cinema and Entertainment Memorabilia, our cinema antiques offer both a collectible and historical piece of the Hollywood Movie Industry, while at the same time presenting as an artistic and industrial piece of sculpture for your home, business or collection. 
 All items sold and offered are presented as fairly and honestly as possible and we offer a limited return policy on most items sold. Please inquire about this return policy. We also offer a signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity with all antique items sold. 
 We have been active collectors and curators of vintage Motion Picture Equipment for over 49 years. During this time we have amassed a superb and rare ongoing collection of antique: movie cameras, Hollywood studio lights, film studio audio / microphones and other highly collectible artifacts of the Hollywood Film Production Industry. 
 We are experts in our field and have done certified cinema movie equipment appraisals for Banks, have served as Expert Witnesses in the legal system and have given our expert guidance to various museums. 
 All of our antiques are guaranteed to be as described and photographed. 
 We offer partial or full refurbishment and various levels of restoration services at our Workshop. All antique items sold are carefully preserved, cleaned and gently prepared at no extra charge according to the wishes of our buyers. We prefer to offer original ‘preserved’ cinema equipment antiques showing original patina and use from years of cinema production work. However, minor to full restoration is available at additional cost. 
 Our President and Chief Curator is always personally available to discuss your individual needs and queries. SHIPPING NOTE: If a shipping price is quoted here, it is GENERIC. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR AN EXACT QUOTE BASED ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEED AND LOCATION. 
 NOTE Due to the nature of online photo reproduction we cannot be responsible for exact photographic color, hue, contrast and flash and non flash exposure accuracy in our photos. While we do our best to display photos that are as accurate as possible, our photos may or may not depict the absolute EXACT hue or color tone of our antiques due to the many variables in image photography, image exporting, image uploading and viewer monitor accuracy. Please ask about color tone and hue BEFORE buying, if this is a concern! Your inquiries are welcomed on this matter. 
 NOTE: In the interest of antique presentation and historical accuracy, we do not alter or modify our electrical, optical, mechanical or electronic antiques, with the exception of some vintage light fixtures (which we DO correctly convert internally to modern electrical working household standards). Therefore some electrical and mechanical items MAY or may not perform and operate. We sell these as accurate display and collectible antique items. your inquiries are welcomed on this matter. 
 We are ALWAYS here to help and offer many options for the proper presentation of your cinema equipment antiques. 
 Thank You.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions

    H 46 in. x W 15 in. x D 21 in.

    H 116.84 cm x W 38.1 cm x D 53.34 cm

  • Seller location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference number
    LU1376210353541

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