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Conley Stereoscopic Camera, Model XVIII

The Conley Stereoscopic Camera, Model XVIII was manufactured by the Conley Camera Company of Rochester, Minnesota from approximately 1903 - 1917. This camera was designed as a complete stereo camera with all necessary adjustments. Like all the other Conley stereoscopic cameras, this camera came with a hard wood stereoscope viewer with velvet hood and extra large lenses of the clearest optical glass. This camera produced 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 full size stereoscopic images on plates.

The camera was constructed of solid mahogany wood, dovetailed corners and interior piano finish. It was covered with walrus grain leather. The bellows were made of the best red Russian leather and gossamer lined. All metal parts were made of brass with heavy nickel plating and highly polished. The camera was fitted with two perfectly matched, rapid rectilinear lens designed to cover the full plate including the corners. The shutter was a Wollensak Senior stereo. The septum was folding and removable for taking single images with an alternate lens. This camera contained the Conley flexible valve 5x7 plate holder, reversible view finder and a tripod mount. The camera measured 3 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches.

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