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Alpha Camera No.1 (Special Order)

The Alpha No. 1,Special Order Camera was manufactured by W. Watson & Sons from 1892 to approximately 1895. This was the regular Alpha No. 1 camera that was special made with upgraded features to include rack and pinion and rising front. The Alpha No. 1 and special order cameras were one of the first hand cameras that was self contained in a portable box. It was constructed of polished mahogany. It featured a an accurate focusing scale, ground glass screen in back for focus adjustment. A top mounted direct view finder can align image either by looking into or through it. Fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens. Made in three sizes, a quarter plate, a 5 x 4 inch and a half plate. Priced at £1 10 0, £1 15 0 and £2 10 0 respectively.

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