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Box camera

Object Name: Camera
Date: ca. 1900
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Medium: Wood, leather, textile, brass, steel, rubber
Dimensions: Overall: 5 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 3 in. ( 14.3 x 22.5 x 7.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Boston
Description: Compact box-shaped camera with opening in side to permit extension of bellows; takes 3-1/2 inch roll film; Bausch & Lomb lens and rubber pump-type shutter release; wooden box with leather laminated to surface and leather strap handle.
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. O. T. Barck
Object Number: 1950.275
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Marks: impressed: on front: "THE / BLAIR CAMERA CO. / MAKERS / 700" impressed: inside back cover: "PATENTED / FEB. 25, 1890 / NOV. 5, 1895" and "228" (also on wooden block above film spool) printed: on rectangular ivory label nailed to inside of fold-down front panel: "G. GENNERT, NEW YORK" stamped: on brass below lens: "BAUSCH & LOMB OPT. CO. PAT. JAN. 6, 1891" stamped: on steel plate above aperture settings: "UNICUM" in relief: on end of rubber bulb: "KODAK"