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  Bicycle Folding Cyclone No. 10 & 11

The Bicycle Folding Cyclone No. 10 & 11 cameras were sold by the Western Camera Manufacturing Company in circa 1897. The No. 10 was capable of taking 4 x 5 inch sized exposures and the No. 11 took 5 x 7 inch exposures. The cameras were made from the finest polished mahogany and covered with fine quality black grain morocco leather with the metal parts nickel plated and highly finished. The basic camera was fitted with an Instantaneous Symmetrical lens. An optional lens upgrade was a Turner-Reich Symmetrical lens. Features included a rear ground glass with a detachable focusing hood with a magnifying glass for accurate focusing, which eliminated the need for a focusing cloth. The camera also included a rising, falling and side swing front, a reversible hooded finder, a focusing scale, and two tripod sockets. The No. 10 was priced at $16.00 with basic lens and the No. 11 at $23.00. The camera fitted wit the Turner-Reich lens option increased the price to $36.00 and $48.00.

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