The Phoenix Dollar camera was manufactured by Perry mason & Company of Boston Mass., from approximately 1890 to 1896. The Phoenix camera differs fro the Harvard camera mainly in size. It is made substantially the same manner, having the same French lens, brass Lens-tube and general shape, but has no tripod or finder. The entire camera is made of metal and is compact and strong. It captured 2 1/2 x 2 inch size exposures. The Outfit consited of the camera, printing frame, 6 card mounts, 6 dry plates, 1 sheet ruby fabric, developer and fixer, 6 sheets Ferro-prussage paper for making blue pictures and a plainly written manual of directions. All for $1.00, sounds like a very good value.
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