Unknown maker - Half plate camera with Ross lens and 2 plate holders

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I'm not sure of the maker of this camera though it has some interesting design features in terms of the way it closes up and the way the front standard connects to the focus rail using the same clasp. This isn't something we've seen on other cameras before. Click for more information...

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I'm not sure of the maker of this camera though it has some interesting design features in terms of the way it closes up and the way the front standard connects to the focus rail using the same clasp. This isn't something we've seen on other cameras before. The camera comes with 2 darkslides, one is a very tight fit, the other fits easily. The lens is a Ross 8 x 5 rapid symmetrical. It's in pretty good condition though there is some dust inside it, it could probably be disassembeled for cleaning though we haven't attempted this. The baseplate of the camera accepts a standard tripod screw. Bellows appear to be in very good condition. There is a brass bracket missing that holds the back on, this could be replaced with a piece of tape as a measure to make it usable, or a new one could be fashioned (it's a very simple piece of brass with a right angle bent into it). You can see the empty screw hole on one of the pics and the clip that's still there in another.
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