The Universal camera was manufactured by Louis Gandolfi of London in circa 1898. It was designed for all around work. It was made very rigid with seasoned Spanish mahogany, and fitted with a square parallel leather bellows and brass hardware fittings. It featured a double swing reversible back, rising, falling and cross swing front, double extension base and bellows with rack and pinion adjustment. The half plate and whole plate camera sizes accommodated a re-moveable division to allow for stereo work. Made in quarter plate, 7 x 5 inch, whole plate, 8 x 10 inches and 12 x 10 inches. The camera was sold with two lens boards. Priced from £6 to £11 10s 0d.
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