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Manifold Camera by Scovill Mfg.

The Manifold Camera was manufactured by the Scovill Mfg. in circa 1883. The Camera had special advantages and possessee the greatest number of desirable features which can be combined in a camera without sacrificing lightness and compactness or having complicated adjustments. The unique device which controls the horizontal and vertical swings was patented by Mr. W.J. Stillman of the editorial staff of the PHOTOGRAPHIC TIMES. To this has been added a central latch for the purpose of bringing the swing movements within perfect control of the operator. An approximate focus is obtained quickly with the rear portion of the camera which is provided with the patent reversible back. The fine focus is obtained by means of the rack and pinion movement shifting the front upon which the lens is attached. While this camera is made to compass the great length of draw shown, the rear portion of the bed may be wholly detached. With one half of the bed taken off, this camera is still of the usual length of draw. The ground glass when not in use is displaced not detached by having the plate holder slid in front of it. This arrangement of ground glass and plate holder is shown in the second view. Still another noticeable feature is the absence of clamping screws from the front boards to move which one needs but to press firmly against the lens. The bed folds in front of and behind the camera and has the side latch recently devised at the American Optical Co s factory. While this camera serves manifold purposes as its name indicates, nothing could be more simple or more easily manipulated. Available in sizes 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 4 3/4 x 6 1/2, 5 x 7, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, 8 x 10 and Other sizes made to order.

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