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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is a Century camera that belonged to my great grandfather. I can't find a model number anywhere. It looks like one of the field models but the lense assembly is wrong. All the field cameras I can find on line have the lens assembly mounted in what looks like wood. As you can see this is all metal. I'd love to hear from someone who can identify it and it's value.

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    1. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      This is the "Petite Century Grand" model. In 1904, the 4x5 inch format version sold for $33.00. Your particular camera has a Goerz shutter (Berlin) with Ross lens (London), a rather unusual set up. It was an expensive option that raised the list price of the camera to $71.40. Based on the pictures, value is a bit difficult to determine. The bellows looks good (that's important) but the outer body leather appears worn and the strap (handle) is missing. The collectors' value would need to take into consideration if the shutter works, the leather is intact on all sides, etc. Otherwise, these Petite models are cute.
    2. Haarmann Haarmann, 8 years ago
      Thank you for the info. I really apreciate it.
    3. DerekToye DerekToye, 6 years ago
      Very nice.

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