Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

Petite No 2

Century Camera Company

Name / Model: Petite No 2
Manufacturer: Century Camera Company
Country of Origin: USA
Construction: A leather covered wooden box camera. See notes below.
Production Period:  


Plate / Film Size: ¼ plate
Lens: Rapid Rectilinear, marked as 3¼ x 4¼
Shutter: Bausch & Lomb T I B
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example:  
Serial Number: Serial 42702 stamped into inside the top face of the case
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 216


Neat ¼ plate camera in good condition, with maroon bellows. Identified from McKeown - there is no name on the camera itself other than 'Century'. According to McKeown [1], the No 2 is the original design of the Petite Century.

The CCC symbol over the lens is worn. Note the plate size, suggesting that this was made for the European market.

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