Cycle Wizard Camera
Manhattan Optical Company
|Type:||Hand & Stand Camera|
|Manufacturer:||Manhattan Optical Company|
|Country of Origin:||US|
|Construction:||Typical self-casing hand camera of the period, commonly referred to as a 'Cycle' camera, reflecting their potential use by the growing numbers of people making use of bicycles to access the surrounding countryside. Leather covering over wooden frame.|
|Model / Variant:||Model B|
|Plate / Film Size:||4 x 5 plates|
|Shutter:||B & L / Wizard Sr, T, B , I & 5 speeds to 1/100|
|Dimensions (w x h x l):|
|Date of this Example:||c1900|
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The Cycle Wizard Camera is a typical pattern self-casing cycle camera for 4 x 5 plates. It has maroon bellows and nickel plated fittings, all in good order. It bears a plate identifying model and manufacturer on the base of the lens standard, plus markings on the B & L shutter.
The camera is in very good condition, inside & out, with few signs of any wear. The bellows appear sound and the shutter still operates. The only 'fault' is that the handle is missing from the side, although the brackets remain in place.