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Century Camera, Model No. 42

datasheet_loginThe Century Camera, Model No. 42 was manufactured by the Century Camera Company from 1904 to 1908. Designed for the amateur or advanced photographer. Similar to the No. 40 and 41 except it additionally has swing back and swing bed to aid in photographing tall buildings, church sires, etc. without distortion.

The Model No. 42 camera was similarly constructed of solid mahogany box with dovetail joints and covered in black leather. The brass hardware is highly polished and lacquered. The bed is highly polished mahogany and attached with piano hinge. The front provides a rising and falling adjustment with a patent automatic bed clamp and rack and pinion focusing. The front standard is constructed of brass except for the 5 x 7 model front which was made of mahogany wood. The back is reversible with automatic screen. A brass bound, hooded and reversible finder is provided for vertical or horizontal images. The camera was fitted with a Century Rapid Symmetrical lens and a Century Automatic, No. 1 shutter with operations for instantaneous, time and bulb exposures. Made in three sizes, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch originally priced at $22.00, a 4 x 5 inch originally priced at $24.00 or a 5 x 7 inch size originally priced at $32.00.

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