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  Night Hawk Folding Camera by Manhattan Optical Co.

The Night Hawk Folding Camera was manufactured by the Manhattan Optical Co. in circa 1895. Adaptable for both hand or tripod work. Compact in size, measuring 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 6 inches when closed. It was the only camera at its introduction being fitted with Manhattan's improved rapid rectillinear lens and speed shutter built into the front standard. Constructed of highly polished Mahogany interior, covered with morocco leather and finsihed with polished and laquered brass hardware. Reversible back, swing back and rising and falling front. Available in 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 sizes. Price in 1895 was $15.

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