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  Gem Portrait Camera by Perry Mason

The Gem Portrait camera was sold by Perry Mason & Company, of Boston Mass., in circa 1892. It was provided to Comapion magazine subscribers who referred one new subscribers and paid an additional $1.10. It was constructed of metal, Jappaned and striped. It was a small camera measuring only 4 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. It featured six small french lens that captured six small exposures simultaneously, each measuring 1 1/2 x 1 1/3 inches in size. This reduces the time to make of toning and copying similar pictures. The camera accepted 2 1/2 x 4 inch dry plates. The front was removable for cleaning the lens. In 1892, the Gem Portrait camera only was priced at $1.65 and the complete out including the dry plates, chemicals, etc. was priced at $2.25.

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