Item 2005.006.11.09 - Auto Graflex

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Auto Graflex

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  • [between 1907-1923] (Manufacturing)
    Folmer & Schwing Division, Eastman Kodak Co.

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera ; approx. 33 x 14 x 23 cm (fully open)

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Item consists of a single lens reflex Auto Graflex camera for 3.25 x 4.25" plates or film sheets. It has a disappearing Bausch & Lomb 166mm f/4.5 lens, a collapsible viewing hood and a cloth curtain New Simplified Focal Plane Shutter with speeds up to 1/1000 sec. It was made by the Folmer & Schwing Division of the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York from 1907-1923. Two other models of the same camera were made and sold at the same time, one for 4x5" plates and one for 5x7" plates.

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Agfa sheet film inside. Leather casing brittle and cracking. Leather handle broken.

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Item is from the PPCM donation, accession number 2013.002. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

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