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Century Camera, Model No. 16

The Century Camera, Model No. 16 was manufactured by the Century Camera Company from approximately 1900 to 1902. Constructed of solid mahogany with dovetail workmanship and covered in cowhide leather. It featured a double extension mahogany bed, attached with piano hinge for stability. The brass hardware is highly polished and lacquered. Focusing was adjusted by a duel rack and pinion adjustment, with a long extension bellows and century patent bed lock. The front provided a rising and falling front with an automatic bed clamp. A reversible back with automatic screen and wooden panel. Both a swing back and swing bed was operated by a pinion which also featured a century patent lock. The camera is fitted with a Century Rapid Convertible lens and a Century Automatic, No. 1 shutter which operates instantaneous, time and bulb exposures. A brass bound, hooded and reversible three lens brilliant finder is provided for vertical or horizontal images. Made in a 4 x 5 inch or a 5 x 7 inch size. Originally priced at $29 and $36 respectively.

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