Posted 7 years ago
This is a nice sized 5 x 7 inch view camera that is small enough to take into the field. It’s a multiplying view meaning that it can make several gem sized images on a single ferrotype plate. After the plate is developed, the photographer snips apart the individual pictures.
The camera is normally sold with a single lens with a shifting plate holder. However some photographers would add 4 or 9 tube sets to increase the number of shots on a plate.
The wide back design allows a plate holder to move side-to-side and the tall board enables the entire back to rise or fall. The body is made of mahogany with a cherry base.