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Conley Long Focus Revolving Back, Model XV

The Conley Long Focus Revolving Back camera , Model XV was manufactured by the Conley Camera Company of Rochester, Minnesota from approximately 1900 to 1918. This camera was designed for landscape and portraits requiring a long focal length. The camera was constructed of solid Honduras mahogany wood, dovetailed, rounded corners with hand rubbed piano finish. It was covered in genuine heavy bear grain black leather. The bellows were genuine leather, gossamer lined and extra long. All metal parts were made of brass with nickel plating and highly polished. The lens board detachable and the lens provided was a Conley Rapid Orthographic and the shutter was an Conley Safety shutter with finger and pneumatic release. It utilized the Conley flexible valve plate holder, a reversible extra large brilliant view finder with nickel hood. The front had adjustable rising and falling front and side swing. This camera was available in five sizes, 4 x 5; 3 1/4 x 5 1/2; 4 1/2 x 6 1/2; 5 x 7; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2.

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