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Century Penny Picture Camera

The Century Penny Picture camera was manufactured by the Century Camera Company from approximately 1900 to 1907.

Trade Catalog Description: Without question, the Century Penny Picture Camera is the most substantial and efficient camera of its kind ever placed on the market. The camera is solidly constructed, of mahogany and cherry, and has a bellows capacity of 17 inches.

The back is made to slide both vertically and horizontally and permits making one, two, four, six, eight, twelve, sixteen or twenty-four exposures on the same 5 x 7 plate. This camera is fitted with a quick-acting focusing knob, while all working parts have been constructed of material sufficiently heavy to overcome the many objectionable features of the multiplying cameras heretofore supplied.

Portrait Lens, and Packard Shutter, leaves nothing to be desired in the line of a complete penny picture outfit.

The specific feature of this outfit is the new spacing device which consists of detachable rods with appropriate holes, one rod controlling the horizontal movements and the other the vertical ones. By setting the rod in advance for the spacing desired, the sliding back will register without further attention, by moving to successive holes, as indicated by the clicks. The focal capacity of the Century Pennny picture camera is 17 in. size of lens board is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.

Cost Reference for 1902: Century Penny Picture Camera, reversible back, including a full set of diaphragm kits and one 5x7 View Plate Holder, for 1 to 24 Photos on 5 x 7 Century Plate Holder - 5 x 7 - $22.50

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