The Competitor View Camera was manufactured by the Seneca Camera Manufacturing company from 1904 to approximately 1925. Constructed of wood with a mahogany colored finished, polished brass or nickel hardware with a lacquer finish, and a leatheret bellows lined with gossamer cloth. Features included a reversible back, both horizontal and vertical swings in the rear, rear focusing with rack and pinion movement and set clamp, plumb bob for leveling, two tripod plates to allow for proper balancing of teh camera, a rising and falling front, removeable lens board and the front is wide enough to accommodate stereo lens. Made in three sizes a 5 x 7 originally priced at $15.00, a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 originally priced at $16.00 and an 8 x 10 originally priced at $17.00.
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