Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

ANSCO / No 3A Folding Buster Brown

ANSCO

Name: No 3A Folding Buster Brown
Manufacturer: ANSCO
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: Wooden bodied horizontal style folding camera, covered in black imitation leather.  Leather handle to one end.  Removable back, with hidden button under the handle.
Production Period:  

 

Model / Variant: Model A
Plate / Film Size: Postcard size rollfilm
Lens: Unknown
Shutter: Wollensak shutter (type unknown)
Movements: None
Dimensions (h x l x w): 12 x 6 x 25 cm (closed)
Date of this Example: c1910
Serial Number: Number 670 stamped on the inside of the removable back and again on the floor of the camera body.
Availability:
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 128

Description

Horizontal format with black bellows and bright chrome metal work. Interesting focus setting which swings in an arc to preset distance for lens. Wooden body with black leatherette covering. Viewfinder on baseboard.

Patent date of Sept 20 1910 shown stamped into removable back.

Generally in good condition. A few minor flaws in covering, but displays well. Handle is intact but worn (polished surface has largely gone).

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Variant:  
Plate / Film Size: Postcard size rollfilm
Lens: Single Achromatic
Shutter: Wollensak Actus shutter (T, B, 1/100, 1/50, 1/25)
Movements: None
Dimensions (h x l x w): 12 x 6 x 25 cm (closed)
Date of this Example: c1913
Serial Number: Number N574 stamped on the inside of the removable back .
Availability:
  • Common [x]
  • Uncommon [ ]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 520

Description

Horizontal format with black bellows and bright chrome metal work. Interesting focus setting which swings in an arc to preset distance for lens. Wooden body with black leatherette covering. Viewfinder on baseboard. Narrow metal plate on baseboard identifies camera and manufacturer by name.

Remnants of box (inner section is complete, though split; only the end label from the box outer remains). Wollensak guarantee card, containing lens cleaning tissues.

Three patent dates in 1912 shown stamped into removable back. Later model than #128, that has patent date of 1910.

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