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Spring set shutter for 5 different speeds, concealed release button, in all a very "detective" type camera, trying it's best to look like an ordinary wooden box.

 

Detective  Camera  c1889
Tisdell & Whittlesey
New York, U.S.A.

All wood box camera for single exposures on  4x5 inch plates.
Five book style plate holders.
Leather bellows construction.
Achromatic meniscus lens.


Waist level view finder concealed under the carrying strap.

Patent #348301 Aug 31 1886  
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