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Empire Hand Camera by Scovill and Adams Co.

Empire Hand Camera was manufactured by the Scovill & Adams Company in circa 1895. Constructed of polished and varnished wood body with a good quality lens and simple shutter mechanism for taking 4x5 images on plates. The movement was easy and simple to operate. The shutter was attached to a removable sliding front so that the lens can be easily accessed for cleaning. additional features included a round hole at the back of the camera permits the image on the ground glass to be seen for focusing and a view finder for alignment. A side door is provided for inserting the slide. There is a scale located on the side for quick focusing. price in 1895 was $5.00.

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