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Petite Century No. 2 Camera

datasheet_loginThe Petite Century No. 2 was manufactured by the Century Camera Company from 1903 to approximately 1910. This camera was the original model of the petite series before they were numbered. It is similar to the No. 1 but with rack and pinion focusing and the No. 2 automatic shutter instead of the No. 3. It also featured the use of a cartridge roll film, as well as a film pack or glass plate. The ground glass in the rear of the camera provides a full size image for focusing. The Petite Century No. 2 was made in a quarter plate size, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and a 4 x 5 inch size. The quarter plate measured 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 1 7/8 inches when closed and weighing 19 Oz and the 4 x 5 measured 6 x 2 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches and weighed 24 ounces. The camera was constructed of fine mahogany wood handsomely polished and covered in black genuine cowhide leather with a red bellows. The front was adjustable up or down and a brilliant view finder was attached to the bed, Automatic clams held the front in any position. It was fitted with various lens including a Century Rapid Rectilinear, a Baush & Lomb Plastigmat or a Goerz Anastigmat. Basic model was originally priced at $12.50 and $15.00. Upgraded lenses upped the price to as much as $60.75.

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