Here is a Continental Studio Camera perched on a Century Stand. The many line illustrations I have seen in brochures from the early 20th century don't really do justice to the joinery and gleaming nickel parts.
This one is a "Globus" by Herbst & Firl - the smallest version for 18x24cm/24x30cm. The metal fittings give a somewhat steam locomotive appearance from the side but I think it has a lot of charm. Same movements as a Century, with additional racking of front standard on the track and the rather smart rise and fall. Extends to over 1 meter.
Restoration is restricted to replacing a single lost brass screw.
This is, of course, the camera which I was not supposed to buy!