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  Globe Series A Folding Camera

The Globe Series A Folding Camera was manufactured by the Manhattan Optical company for retail by other photographic shops. Photo supply houses like Jas. Smith of chicago and A.S. Aloe company of St. Louis would place their label on this camera and market it as their own. It was a moderately priced folding camera that was fitted with a rapid rectilinear lens and improved time and instantaneous shutter. It was capable of taking 4 x 5 inch exposures on glass plates. Additional features included a spring actuated ground glass screen for focusing and holding the plate in place when in use, a reversible finder for horizontal or vertical pictures. Originally priced at $13.00.

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