The Seneca No. 8 Camera was manufactured by the Seneca Camera Mfg. Co. from approximately 1906 to 1918. The No. 8 was a full featured self closing camera. The camera fitted with a Seneca triple convertible lens and a Seneca Autic Automatic (Dustproof) shutter, with bulb and tube attachment. Constructed of wood with dovetail corners and ebony finish, bed made of mahogany with ebony finish, covered in walrus grain leather, and nickel hardware. Bellows were made of black Russian leather lined with gossamer cloth. Features include a rising and falling front, revolving back with spring actuated ground glass panel for focusing, rack and pinion for fine focusing with locking device, reversible brilliant view finder that is metal bounded and hooded, spirit level and two tripod sockets. Available in 4 x 5, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 (postcard), 4 1/4 x 6 1/2, or 5 x 7 and 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch sizes. Priced from $25.00 to $46.00. Optional Anastigmat lens increased cost from $50.00 to $95.00.
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