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Century Camera, Model No. 21

datasheet_loginThe Century Camera, Model No. 21 was manufactured by the Century Camera Company in circa 1903. Described as teh most popular of moderate priced cameras. It is similar to the model 20 except, with the addition of a fine rack and pinion adjustment for accurate focusing and an upgraded shutter. The camera was constructed of solid mahogany box with dovetail joints and covered in black leather and a polished mahogany bed, attached with piano hinge for stability. The brass hardware is highly polished and lacquered. The brass front provided a rigid lens mounting with a rising and falling front with an automatic bed clamp. The 5 x 7 model front was made of wood instead of brass. A reversible back with automatic screen and wooden panel. The camera was fitted with a Century Rapid Rectilinear lens and a Century Automatic, No. 2 shutter. A brass bound, hooded and reversible three lens brilliant finder is provided for vertical or horizontal images. Made in three sizes, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and a 4 x 5 inch both originally priced at $16.00 or a 5 x 7 inch size originally priced at $22.00.

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