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Antique Mahogany and Large Brass Folding Camera, circa 1890s

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Rochester Optical Co. "Universal" Camera in 5x7 format. Introduced in 1890, this camera was the first in a string of "English Style" of folding view cameras produced by ROC. These cameras featured minimal weight and dimensions for maximum portability accomplished though clever design. Due to the fine mahogany woodworking and high fit and brass finish to this model, it was ROC's most expensive camera in their catalogue when it was introduced. ROC went on to make and sell many more compact English style cameras into the mid-1890s, such as the Carlton, King, Monitor, Kenwood and Premo View models. The camera collapses down to just 2.75" thick. Comes with a leather lens cap. The camera can used for decorative purposes or to take pictues. It does function as a camera. If you wish to take pictures with the camera: -All the brass knobs rotate. -The camera folds and extends without forcing. -The shutter can be cocked and tripped and the shutter speed works -The F-stop works as does the diaphragm. -The bellows have approx 4 holes (pictured) which are an easy fix with a vinyl patch kit from a fabric store.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1280212014573

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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