Item 2005.006.05.72 - No. 3 Maxim

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No. 3 Maxim

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2005.006.05.72

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  • [between 1903 and 1920] (Manufacturing)
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    W. Butcher & Sons Ltd.

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1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

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Item is a leather covered wooden box camera from the days of the first "Brownie" cameras. It uses No. 2A Brownie or No. 2 1/2 Ensign spool film for 6.5x11cm exposures on rollfilm. The camera has a single achromtic lens with a time and instantaneous shutter, two diaphragms, and two ground glass viewfinders.

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Viewfinder at the top of the camera is cracked and very dusty.

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Donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Howard & Carole Tanenbaum.

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