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  Graphic Naturalist Camera

The Graphic Naturalist Camera was introduced by the Folmer & Schwing Manufacturing Company in 1904. It was designed specifically for botanists, agriculturalists, seedman use in making illustrations. It is constructed of kiln dried Mahogany and Cherry in ebonized finish, and covered in best quality black morocco leather. All metal parts are oxidized in gun metal finish and the bellows are made of the best quality black leather. Made in the 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch size only.

Features included a pair of brackets on top of the camera connecting loops on the bellows to prevent sagging when not fully extended; Double swing back, operated with a worm screw and fine rack and pinion movement: double shifting front; both front and back rack and pinion focusing adjustments; removable lens board with safety locking device; detachable specimen support or state. Three lens options were offered including a Graphic rapid rectilinear lens and Graphic automatic shutter, No. 2 series VIIa Zeiss lens and Volute shutter, or a No. 4 Series III Goerz double Anastigmat lens and Volute shutter. This camera measures 12 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/2 inces and weighs 9 lbs. Priced at $150 to $203.00 depending on lens selection.

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