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Scofields Folding Unique Camera

Scofield sold a unique compact camera that was one of the first to introduce the concept of a camera folding up into a box, making it portable for field work as well as stuido work. It was made in circa 1883. The camera was constructed of solid mahogany in the 8 x 10 inch size. It featured a reversible swing back, sliding front, cable of accepting single or stereo lenses and any size plate up to 8 x 10. The camera when closed was compact and built to withstand rough handling. It measured 14 x 14 inches square with a thickness of 3 3/4 inches, and weighting 7 1/2 pounds. The camera complete with one plate holder sold for $25.00 in 1883.

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