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    Trying to identify studio camera age

    Hi Everyone,
    I am trying to identify the make and year of this studio camera and stand combination. I was told it was a Century 10a but there are no badges on it and the original lens was missing. I have since put on a newer Caltar 210mm lens and using it with the 5x7 sliding back that came with it along with plate holders that also have film adapters. The stand has a No. 1 badge on the front along with a badge that says Century Made by Kodak formerly Century Camera Co. Rochester NY.

    Any ideas on the age and models of these?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
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    Re: Trying to identify studio camera age

    Tabletop stand. I had one but sold it.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...=1#post1109936
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    Actually this is what I had, but not in this condition and it would not carry the camera I was trying to use on it.

    https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/...ing-lever.html
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    Re: Trying to identify studio camera age

    What a great looking outfit. I have several, but none with a stand like yours. 10A ran all the way into the 1950's. I have one I use a lot that is factory painted the ugly battleship gray of the 1950's with red bellows. Probably near the end of production. It's hard to nail down a year. Huge overlaps in production. It could have been the final year for the stand and the first year for the camera. There are catalogs here that are fun to browse. You can learn a lot from catalog copy. Don't assume they were sold together. A lot of water has gone under that bridge. I might know someone who has a giant Heliar that would look like a proper street car headlight of a lens on the front of that.
    He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep..to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot, 1949

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    Re: Trying to identify studio camera age

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Actually this is what I had, but not in this condition and it would not carry the camera I was trying to use on it.

    https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/...ing-lever.html
    That looks like it exactly. I do think the camera is a bit newer one that might match the 10a model. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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    Re: Trying to identify studio camera age

    Beautiful!

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    Re: Trying to identify studio camera age

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Tabletop stand. I had one but sold it.

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...=1#post1109936
    Beautiful!

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