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Vive Special Folding Camera, No. 1

The Vive Special Folding Camera, No. 1 was manufactured from approximately 1897 to 1902. Constructed of the finest mahogany highly polished and covered in heavy black seal embossed leather with brass hardware. Features included a spring back to firmly secure plates holders, A spring actuated cover that that conceals the ground glass when closed and provides shade to the ground glass when viewing. An accurate focusing scale is provided for objects from 6 to 100 feet and a smooth rack and pinion mechanism for accurate focusing. The lens is a universal focus beyond 100 feet. The camera has rising and falling front, two sockets for mounting and a reversible view finder. Equipped with a instantaneous symmetrical lens and iris diaphragm, with pneumatic and finger release time and instantaneous shutter. Available in 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 sizes and priced at $22.50 and $30.00 dollars respectively.

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