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Frena No. 0 Camera (Memorandum)

The Frena No. 0 Camera or otherwise known as the Memorandum size camera, was manufactured by the R. J. Beck Company in circa 1898. It was a small box design made based on the original Frena. This camera captures images 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches in size. Fitted with a 4 1/4 inch fixed focus "Autograph" Rapid Rectilinear lens with rotating diaphragms and a shutter with speeds from 1/5 to 1/80 of a second, including time exposures. Detachable film box was able to carry 40 cut celluloid films. This camera featured a indicator showing number of films used, swing back, two finders and two tripod sockets. measures 9 x 5 x 3 1/2 inches and weighs 2 3/4 lbs with film loaded. Original price of camera costs £5 0s. Rating and Value for the regular Frena No. 0 is provided below.

A presentation model was also available. It was covered in buff calf leather and fitted with highly polished brass trimmings. The Frena No. 0 Camera presentation model cost was £6 15s.

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