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Century Grand Studio Outfit No. 1

datasheet_loginMfg: Century Camera Company
Location: Rochester, New York
Model: Grand Studio Outfit No. 1
Category: Studio Camera
Production Dates: 1900 - 1907
Film: Glass Plates


THE CAMERA. - Unsurpassed in mechanical ingenuity and simplicity, this outfit will instantly appeal to the up-to-date professional. All adjustments may be made from behind the camera, the attachments working silently and quickly, an important feature in a busy studio.

The camera supplied with this outfit is the Century Portrait Camera No. 1.

This instrument is made throughout of selected, well seasoned mahogany and cherry. It is of superior workmanship, the wood parts being richly finished, and all the metal parts polished and lacquered brass. Both horizontal and vertical swings are provided, operated by a quick acting screw. Focusing is rendered particularly easy by a large knob at either side of the camera. A locking device in the center of the camera bed holds the back in any desired position.

CENTURY AUTOMATIC CABINET ATTACHMENT. - This is pre-eminently the attachment for the busy operator, incorporating case, smoothness and convenience in operation.

The attachment consists of a wooden frame, to which is adjusted a sliding carriage, of sufficient length to accommodate a reversible curtain slide holder at one end, and a ground glass screen at the other. After focusing, the carriage is moved from left to right by simply pushing a knob at the bottom, the focusing screen being thus replaced by the plate holder, the curtain slide by the same movement being automatically withdrawn. One movement shifts the ground glass, places the holder in exact position for the exposure and draws the slide. Reversing the movement closes the curtain slide and adjusts the ground glass screen in focusing position. When desired, two exposures may be made on one plate. Holders to take either 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, or 4 3/4 x 6 1/2, or 5x7 plates are supplied.

CAMERA STAND. - The No. 1 Century Studio Stand has been radically Improved and simplified. The platform is raised and lowered by means of a direct drive adjusting wheel, placed in a convenient position at the rear of the stand. One revolution of the wheel will raise or lower the camera three full inches. The tilting device for the top of the stand is simplicity itself. The clamping of the small rod, which supports the top, is
automatic when the top is raised, and to lower it, a slight pressure of the thumb is all that is necessary. Rubber tired casters are provided, also a camera stand jack, which holds the stand rigid during exposure. Top of stand covered with superior green felt, all metal parts oxidized. A rack grooved to carry ten cabinet holders, is conveniently attached to side of stand.

Reference for: 1902

Century Studio Outfit No. 1, including Century Portrait Camera No. 1, and
Universal Holder, Automatic Cabinet Attachment and one Curtain Holder
(5x7, 4 3/4 x6 1/2, or 4 1/4 x 6 1/2), No. 1 Century Camera Stand and
Holder Rack to carry ten plate holders.

8 x 10 - $67.50
11 x 14 - $95.00

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