Speed Graphic ; 4x5 folding flat bed camera ; Rangefinder ; Press camera
This 4x5 folding flat bed press camera has a focal plane shutter and a Wollensak shutter mounted on the front lens board. A Series IV
f.6.3 6 ½" Wollensak Velostigmat screwmount lens is mounted to the front shutter. The camera has three viewfinders - optical, wire frame and ground glass; a rise and fall front standard with lateral shifts; a coupled rangefinder; black leather bellows, and a Graflok back with folding metal focusing hood.
Camera belonged to and was used by Colorado photographer David DeHarport, and donated by Bill O'Connor.
On the lens mount plate closure: SPEED GRAPHIC
On the rangefinder: GRAFLEX
On the manufacturer plate mounted on the top of the camera body: SPEED GRAPHIC / TRADE MARK REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. / MFG'D BY / THE FOLMER GRAFLEX CORPORATION / ROCHESTER, N.Y., U. S. A. (tension numbers)
On the lens: WOLLENSAK VELOSTIGMAT 6 ½" FOCUS SERIES IV f6.3 No. 254254
On the shutter: BETAX No. 2 / WOLLENSAK U.S.A.