Here is a fabulous 105 year old RARE Empire State Camera Variation 3 for your consideration(the variation being the rise adjustment has been moved to behind the front standard). This Camera was introduced in 1902 and was available in this format until 1913. It has front and rear focus via two tracks on top of base rails, double swing from a center pivot, rising front via thumbscrews on the right side of the front standard, reversing by removable back, base rigidity via a thumbscrew and two rods. The body is made of mahogany with a cherry base, black fabric bellows and brass hardware. Although offered in different sizes, this camera is a 5x7.
This camera is identical in every respect to the Empire State Improved except for one item; the label simply reads EMPIRE STATE. Included in this offering is(see photos): An Empire State Camera Variation 3 with a B&L Automatic Shutter, 2 unidentified lens mounted on wood, A Carlton Sliding Tripod, a Black Sole Leather Carry Case in mint condition, 2 Fidelity 4x5 Sheet Film Holders, two 5x7 Kodak Film Holders by Graflex for Eastman Kodak, 1 Eastman Kodak Wood Plate Holder 31/4x5 1/2, 2 Eastman Kodak Wood Plate Holders 4x5, 1 unmarked and damaged Wood Plate Holder 4x5, 1 View Camera EXT Track 3 5/16 x 5 7/16 with 3 patent dates Nov 11, 1884, May 18, 1886 and March 27, 1888, 1 View Camera EXT Tract not maker marked, missing the attachment screw, is 6 3/4 x 11 1/2 and has the number 20 stamped in the wood, 1 TB Seneca Trio Camera Lens, 1 Montgomery Ward 5 x 7 Symetrical Convertible Lens in a Eastman Kodak Kodachrome Haze Filter Box U-11, 1 MINT Burk & James Ideal Portrait Lens in original holder, 1 Polaroid Copy Lens #4, 1 Eagle Enlarging Lens by George Murrhy, 1 Burke & James Ideal Copy Lensin a leather holder marked EKC, 3 unmarked Wood Dry Plate Film Holders, 4 packages of film paper? 1 Kodak Film Exposure Record Book with loose binding, writing in pencil on the cover and no entries, 1 Record of Exposures for Photographers published by Samuel G.
Wolfe in very good condition but no entries and last but not least, a black fabric material that I believe goes over your head and covers the rear of the camera to keep the light out(not in the photos). What you see (plus the blackout cloth) is what you get. The item "Antique Empire State Camera Variation 3 WithTripod, Leather Case & Accessories" is in sale since Sunday, August 12, 2018.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Other Vintage Cameras". The seller is "celahstreasures" and is located in Idaho Falls, Idaho.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Macao, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.