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E. & H.T. Anthony Ascot Cycle, No.1 Camera. 1899-1900

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    Posted 5 years ago

    rniederman
    (329 items)

    Finally! After years of searching, I now have a fine 4x5 inch format Anthony Ascot Cycle No.1 to go along with my 5x7 inch No.2 model (also posted here on CW). Each camera is rare and having the pair even more so.

    As with the No.2, the No.1 shown here is not known by most camera collectors. As background, from mid-1899 to 1900 the E. & H.T. Anthony Company created a series of folding cameras under the name “Ascot.” All were made of leather covered mahogany bodies with brass hardware.

    Of the twenty models offered, only two ‘cycle’ versions had internally mounted shutters. What is surprising is that Anthony made 20 camera models in barely a year, and then pulled the plug by selling the Ascot series to a group of four companies that merged to form the Rochester Optical and Camera Company.

    In 1899, the Ascot Cycle No.1 outfit sold for $8.00 which is about $234 adjusted for 2016 currency!

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    Comments

    1. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 5 years ago
      Fantastic! Congratulations!
    2. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, goodeyeguy!
    3. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Thomas!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, bb2!
    5. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, fortapache!
    6. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      racer4four
      PoliticalPinbacks
    7. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      JohnK
      freon
    8. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      vetraio50
      Manikin
    9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      rob-- I'd appreciate your thoughts on what looks like a photographer's studio skylight in this image:

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/228305-feltonville-mass-street-scene-from-the-c?in=activity

      Thanks for any input.

      scott
    10. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    11. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      Michael
      vintagelamp
    12. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      Scott
      buckethead
    13. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, valentino97!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Caperkid!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, mcheconi!

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