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Peerless Portrait Camera by American Optical

The Peerless Portrait Camera was manufactured by the American Optical Company from approximately 1891 to 1898. Constructed of seasoned mahogany and well polished. Provided with a lever focusing adjustment and fitted with a Bonanza holder with dry plate rail in addition to wet plate trough, but may be ordered with a plain rabbeted holders. Cameras larger than 8 x 10 come with a telescopic extension platform and double swing back. Available in sizes 8 x 10, 10 x 12, 11 x 14, 14 x 17, 17 x 20, 18 x 22, and 20 x 24.

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