The Universal Palmos Camera was manufactured by the Ica A.G. camera company of Dresden, Germany in circa 1914. It was constructed of metal with fine leather covering and black enamel or nickel finish of the exposed hardware. Features included a direct view collapsible wire finder and an extra large reversible brilliant finder made with a metal mirror and accompanied with a spirit level. Capable of capturing exposures 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches (9x12 centimeter) on plates or film packs. It has a reversible back, swing back and screw actuated vertical and horizontal movements. The double extension bellows has a draw of 16 inches. Fitted with various lens, including a Dominar Anastigmat, several types of Carl Zeiss lens. Similarly several compound shutters were used. the camera measures 6 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 3 inches and weighs 61 ounces.
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