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CENTURY 8 x 10 camera / Folmer Graflex camera with Wollensak lens

$1,190.00

with Front and rear Extentions

SKU: CAM124 Categories: ,

Product Description

CENTURY 8 X 10 Camera

with Front and rear Extentions.

 

manufactured by………………Century Camera Company

Rochester N. Y.

Bellows………….. Red.. LIGHT TIGHT

shutter………………..Wollensak Automatic 8 x 10

TB 1 1/2, 1/5, 1/50, 1/100

(lower speeds are slow)

could use a good cleaning

Wollensak Optical Company

Rochester N.Y.

No. 7 pic shows the front lens

No. 11 pic shows the back lens

F-8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256

lens……………………clean and clear but

some glazing around the outer glass

lens board…………..intact (crack in upper left corner fixed)

tracks…………………. intact front and body No. 161 and rear No. 161

hardware………………intact

rear glass……………….new from modern 8 x 10 camera

ground glass can be found in ebay

 

A QUALITY MUSEUM CAMERA.

 

The Century Camera Company was founded in 1900 by three former employees of the Rochester Optical Company, Namely, J. M. Walmsley, president, G. E. Mosher, and G. J. MacLaughlin.

They first occupied space at 65 Atlantic Avenue along with VOGT and the Rochester Lens Company. In 1903 their stock was aquired by George Eastman and the company was moved to 12 Caledonia Avenue.

In 1905 the Century Company took over the Rochester Panoramic Camera Company, maker of the Cirkut camera, which had been patented in 1904 by Johnston, Reavil, and Brehm. In 1907 they became the

CENTURY Division of EASTMAN KODAK. They were merged into FOLMER GRAFLEX, but the name “CENTURY” continued to exist until 1920.