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  Benson Dry Plate & Camera Co.

The Benson Dry Plate & Camera Co. was established by inventor William S. Benson. The company specialized in Ferrotype cameras and equipment for street photographers based on several of Benson's patents. Most patents and advertisements for the companies products began around 1915. The company was based in New York City on Delancy street with Philip Prichap being the president, Barney Salzberg secretary with a capital of $5,000. The street photographer era continued strong for the first half of century. By the 1950s the name was shortened to simply Benson Camera Company located on Bowery street, since the dry plates were replaced by paper and film which was in wide use.

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