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    Camera ID request - 8x10

    This mystery camera was included with another item I recently purchased. It's been painted over a bit. Can someone help me identify the model?

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    A few more. Some interesting 5x7 sliding backs.

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    It also had an equally ugly Wollensak Velostigmat 12" 4.5 with the soft focus adjustment.

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    Looks pretty similar to this Folmer & Schwing Home Portrait No. 1. http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/ekc/fshome1.htm

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    No idea about this one, but Keith used to make specialized long-roll portrait and ID cameras. This is obviously of an older generation than the ones I saw c.1980. The lens and shutter are pre-WWII. I had that lens once, but never tried the soft-focus. It was a good performer (on 8x10) in front light, but flare made it useless in backlight.

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    It's a Leaverite, as in when you find one, "Leave 'er right" there.

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    Re: Camera ID request - 8x10

    Thanks for the link Roger. Pretty close. After poking around on the same site it looks like it's actually a Folmer & Schwing Commercial 8x10: http://piercevaubel.com/cam/ekc/fscom.htm

    Jac - I normally would have left the camera it but it was part of a lot with one fantastic lens that was underpriced. This camera will be someones future project. Any takers?

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