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1913. 3¼x5½'' 122 rollfilm camera.

Ansco: Buster Brown Folding No.3A camera

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by bill339 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:57 am

The No. 3A Folding Buster Brown camera was manufactured by Ansco in circa 1913. The camera body was made out of wood and covered in seal grain imitation leather. The bellows were made of black leather and the metal parts were nickel plated. It was fitted with a fix-focus meniscus lens or a rapid rectilinear lens and a No. 1 Actus or the TIB shutters providing instantaneous speeds of 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100th of a second, plus time and bulb. The markings for aperture are unclear on both assemblies but seem to be limited to about f5.6 (due to the outer lens escutcheon) to f16 within the marked area but are capable of going further to about f22. The camera also has a focusing lever with distance scale and a reflecting waist high type finder on its folding bed. The No. 3A Folding Buster Brown took 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch negatives (Postcard size) on Ansco no. 18A and 18B film or no. 122 Kodak roll films. The camera measured 2 ½” wide x 4 ¾” high x 9 ¾” long and weighs 40 ounces. It was originally priced around $10.00.

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