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  Folding Cyclone No. 20 & 21

The Folding Cyclone No. 20 and 21 cameras were sold by the Western Camera Manufacturing Company in circa 1897. Specially designed as a hand camera with room to store three plates in the rear. The cameras were constructed of the finest polished mahogany. The outside box is covered with fine quality black grain morocco leather and the metal parts were nickel plated and highly finished. It was fitted with a Instantaneous Symmetrical Lens and the shutter, with iris diaphragms, providing exposure speeds from 1 second to 1/100th of a second. It featured a detachable rear hood with a magnifier for accurate focusing. The front has rising, falling and side swing movement. The No. 20, priced at $16.00, was capable of taking 4 x 5 inch sized exposures and the No. 21 priced at $23.00 took 5 x 7 inch exposures. An optional upgrade included a Turner-Reich Symmetrical lens for $36 and $48 respectively.

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