he Folding Pocket Senco No. 3A was manufactured by Seneca Mfg. Co. beginning in 1912. The introduction of the Senco line was a departure into the roll film abandoning plates and cut film. The Senco's were made entirely of aluminum with no exposed hinges. A unique film loading feature was incorporated by designing hinges on the chambers that hold the film greater access and ease of insertion was paossible. Covered in seal grain leather with nickel plated hardware. The No. 3A was recommended to be used for profit as well as pleasure since it was capable of taking twelve exposures 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, post card size, without reloading. The camera included a rising and falling front, reversible brilliant finder and two tripod sockets. The basic camera was fitted with a meniscus achromatic lens and No. 1 Uno automatic shutter with bulb and tube. Rapid rectilinear or astigmatic lens option were also available. Original prices ranged from $19.00 to $50.00.
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