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  Press Seneca Camera

The Seneca Press Camera was made by the Seneca Camera Manufacturing company from approximately 1913 to 1915. Designed for extremely fast work requiring quick exposures on dark days and in difficult places. the camera was constructed of solid mahogany, with nickel plated hardware. A black russian leather bellows lined with gossamer cloth. The wood is finished in ebony and camera box covered in walrus grain leather. The camera is fitted with a Wollensak Velostigmat, Series II speed f4.5 lens or a Zeiss Tessar, Series 1C lens working at f4.5. It is accompanied by the renowned Autex shutter for moderate speeds and time exposures. A focal plane shutter is also provided in the rear of the camera and provides speeds up to 1/1000 of a second. Other features include a nickel plated piano hinge for rigidness, a rising and falling front, rack and pinion fine focusing with automatic locking, swing back and bed operated by a self locking device, a revolving back with improved swing and spring actuated ground glass for focusing, two tripod sockets a direct view finder and a removable lens board. Original price ranged from $125.00 to $190.00.

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