The Harvard Camera was sold by Perry Mason of Boston, Mass. in circa 1890. This was the original version of the Harvard Camera. The Harvard improved version has a strap across the camera to ensure it is light tight. The camera was constructed of metal, Jappaned and striped. It was fitted with a French lens with a nickel lens-tube and cap. It was capable of capturing 2 1/2 x 4 inch exposures on dry plates. 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 1890.
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