Compagne Française de Photographie, Paris, France.
One of the first all-metal cameras, invented by
Napoleon Conti 1888. Spring powered hemispherical sector shutter
with variable speeds.
Attached is a removable
This example, serial no 201, for 9x12 cm plates held in double dark slides.
Later a magazine back was offered.
Other sizes were 8x9 cm, 13x18 cm and 9x18 cm for stereo photography.
A rare camera! With even rarer maker's case.