5x7 View Camera #75.145

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Double extension "Premo" 5x7 glass plate view camera, with rising and falling front, tilting back, mahogany body and lens board, body covered with black leather, red leather bellows, brass adjustment wheels, manufactured by Rochester Optical Co., Rochester, N.Y. Body marked, "Patented April 14, 1896."

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The Bausch & Lomb lens bears a patent date of Jan 6, 1891, with shutter settings of T, B, 1, 2, 5, 25 and 100, F-stops 8, 16. 32, 64 and 128. The name of the original owner is not known.