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  Revolving Back Auto Graflex

The Revolving Back Auto Graflex camera was patented by the Folmer and Schwing division of the Eastman Kodak company on February 5, 1907 and June 8, 1908 and production continued until approximately 1923. This camera was available in two sizes, a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch and a 5 x 4 inch.

The main feature was the revolving or turn-table back for taking horizontal or vertical pictures without having to turn the camera and the focusing hood on its side. The reflecting mirror was enlarged, compared to non-revolving cameras, to accommodate viewing both vertical and horizontal images. The front bed is specifically designed with a special rising and falling front to allow full movement regardless of the position of the bellows. The focusing hood automatically comes into position when the release catch is pressed. Like other Graflex cameras, this camera is supplied with the Graflex focal plane shutter capable of speeds from time to 1/1000 of a second and numerous lens can be employed. the Basic model ws provided with a Zeiss Kodak anastigmat f6.3.

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