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Century Grand Studio Outfit No. 8

Manufacture: Century Camera Company
Location: Rochester, New York
Model: Grand Studio Outfit No. 8
Category: Studio Camera
Production Dates: 1900 - 1907
Film: Glass Plates


The Century Studio Outfit No. 8 is similar in design and construction to the 11 x 14 Century Universal Studio Outfit. The No. 8 Outfit dispenses with the heavy 11 x 14 Universal Holder, and in its place a reversing ground glass back is supplied, which permits the use of 1 11 x 14 double Century View Plate Holder. In addition to this outfit is supplied with sliding ground glass carriage, which takes the 8x10 light weight curtain slide holder, and an adapter for this sliding ground glass carriage which admits the 5x7 holder. These interchangeable backs allow the use of 5x7 and 8x10 curtain slide holders in the ground glass carriage, and when it is necessary to make a negative 11 x 14, the spring actuated ground glass back can be attached instantly to the back of the camera.

The ground glass carriage is fitted with a device which permits the operator to make two exposures on either 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 plates. The 8x10 light weight holder can be reversed in the attachmet as can the adapter frame carrying the 5 x 7 holder. This permits either one or two exposures on 5x7 or 8xlO plates while in a horizontal position. The sliding ground glass carriage is not automatic, as is the attachment supplied with the Universal Outfit.

The No. 8 Studio Outfit includes the No. 2 improved Semi-Centennial Stand solidly constructed to carry the 11x14 camera. The raising, and lowering device is so nicely adjusted that the camera may be raised or lowered without the slightest difficulty, and locked in any desired position. A quick acting screw tilts the platform in either direction by elevating or depressing the back of the platform. Heavy rubber tired casters permit the outfit to be moved about noiselessly and without marring the floor, and the stand may be locked in any position on the floor by a jack provided for the purpose.

A plate holder rack to carry 5x7 curtain slide holders rack to hold 8x10 holders will be furnished.

The camera consists of the regular No. 2 Century Grand Portrait Camera in 11x14 size, without the swinging ground glass back, which is rendered unnecessary by tile use of the spring actuated back.

Reference for: 1902

Century Studio Outfit No. 8, complete, consists of an 11x14 Grand Portrait Camera No. 2, with one Reversible Spring Actuated Ground Glass Adapter, with 11x14 Century View Double Plate Holder, one 8 x 10 Sliding Ground Glass Carriage, including 8 x 1O light weight Curtain Slid Holder, with Adapter Frame to fit the above camera, one 8xlO � 5x7 Adapter E Frame, including one 5x7 Cabinet Holder, and one No. 2 Semi-Centennial Stand with 5x7 plate holder rack


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