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Conley Double Extension Camera, Model XVIA

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The Double Extension Camera, Model XVIA was manufactured by the Conley Camera Company of Rochester, Minnesota from approximately 1900 to 1918. This camera was a flag ship design and advertised as the highest grade folding camera that they sell. Versatile for all types of general photography. The camera was constructed of solid mahogany wood with dovetailed and rounded corners and hand rubbed piano finish. It was covered in heavy walrus grain black genuine leather. The bellows are red Russian leather, gossamer lined with an extra long capacity for copy length. All metal parts were made of brass with heavy nickel plating and highly polished. The lens board is detachable and large enough to accommodate any lens. The lens provided was a high grade rapid Orthographic and the shutter was a Conley automatic with finger and pneumatic release. It utilized the Conley flexible valve plate holder, a reversible brilliant view finder with nickel hood. Rack and pinion focusing with automatic position lock and a three section bed with a Conley all metal track with piano hinge. The front had adjustable rising and falling front with side shift adjustment. Fitted with a revolving reversible back. A double spirit level was also included.

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