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American Optical Studio Camera and Lens

Auction:
2623M
Lot:
631
Sold for:
$360$300

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2623M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 01, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

American Optical Studio Camera and Lens, New York, c. 1880, mahogany standards, brass hardware, geared rear swing and tilt, front rise and fall, fine focus lever, fitted with 8 x 10 sliding back, and an 8-in. square lens board with a 365mm, f/6.3 Carl Zeiss Tessar lens No. 92492.
Estimate $200-300

Finish as expected with age. Both bellows look to be OK but have not been tested for light leaks. Lens has a working internal F stop diaphragm.

Keywords

brass hardware, Camera, Camera lens, Diaphragm, Optical devices, Photography, Rollei 35, Tessar, View camera