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Anthony's Phantom Camera

E. & H.T. Anthony's Phantom camera was patented on February 10, 1882 and manufactured approximately from 1888 to 1894. The cameras compact design constructed of fine hand polished mahogany, black bellows and brass hardware.

Later models tried to introduce a unique reversible back in which the bellows were rotated while the front standard remained fixed. This action caused bellows wear and eventually damage. The book describes it as the invention consists in so attaching a bellows to the front part of the camera as to allow the bellows to turn or revolve, where by only the rear part of the camera needs to be loosened to change the position from vertical to horizontal or vice-versa without altering the position of the front part of the camera, to which the lens is attached.

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