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Thread: St Louis Hyatt Rapid Atelier f5 5x7 Lens

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    St Louis Hyatt Rapid Atelier f5 5x7 Lens

    Greetings. I can usually figure this kind of stuff out through an internet search, but I'm drawing a blank for this lens so I thought I'd seek help from the collective knowledge of the forum members. I know that Hyatt was an outfit in St. Louis, MO in the late 19th and early 20th century that sold re-branded lenses from some of the major lens manufacturers. I've attached a couple of images below. Would anyone be able to shed some light on what type of lens this might be, and its approximate vintage? It's in remarkably good condition, with a functioning studio shutter. Thanks in advance. Carlo
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    loujon
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    Re: St Louis Hyatt Rapid Atelier f5 5x7 Lens

    It's a rebranded Wollensak Portrait Series A F5 Petzval.1900-1910 ish I would guess

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    Re: St Louis Hyatt Rapid Atelier f5 5x7 Lens

    Wow, that was fast. Thanks Louis. I suspected Wollensak as the open/close lever and studio shutter are configured as in the Vitax.

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