Conley Camera Co.
|Manufacturer:||Conley Camera Co|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Construction:||Standard American pattern of self-casing hand camera for stereo pictures.|
|Plate / Film Size:||5 x 7 plates|
|Shutter:||Wollensak Regular double valve stereo shutter|
|Movements:||Front rise & shift|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1908|
|Serial Number:||None found|
Hand & stand camera for stereo images on 5 x 7 plates.
When purchased, the camera was missing the complete stereo lens assembly.
A single lens board was supplied with the camera, but is clearly not
original. I was lucky enough to buy a Wollensak Regular double valve stereo
shutter separately and had a new lens board cut to accommodate the shutter.
The leather on the camera body covering has some damage with one piece missing on the rotating back, of about a square inch in size. There is other minor damage, notably one end of the inner focus range plate is missing, as is one fixing screw for the bed support. The closing mechanism is broken (part missing).
In other respects the camera is in good condition. The inner woodwork is in nice order and the bellows are a deep red colour and in good condition. The ground glass screen is present and intact. The camera is missing the septum.
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