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  Harvard Photograph Camera (1892)


The Harvard Camera was sold by Perry Mason of Boston, Mass. in circa 1892. This was an improved version of the Harvard Camera. The original version of the Harvard Camera did not have the strap and the improved version was described as being light tight. The camera was constructed of metal, Jappaned and striped. It was fitted with a French lens with a brass lens-tube and cap. It was capable of capturing 2 1/2 x inch exposures on dry plates. The camera featured two tripod mounting points so that it was able to be mounted either at end or the side.

The outfit consisted of the camera, Tripod, view finder, developing tray, printing frame, glass graduate and Ruby Fabric ( for ruby light), together with dry plates, sensitized paper, card mounts, chemicals and toning powders, sufficient for six negatives and prints. An instruction manual was also included. The Harvard Photograph camera was priced at $1.75 in 1892. It was also available to Companion Magazine subscribers who referred one new subscriber and paid an additional discounted price of $0.50.

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