Enlarger/Reducer and Copy Camera
This view camera functions as a copy camera and/or a horizontal darkroom enlarger/reducer. It was patented in 1909 by the Foltmer & Schwing Division of the Eastman Kodak Company. The housing is hardwood with brass fittings and canvas bellows. It has a modified back and is missing its back bellows, condenser, light source, and mounting platform. The front standard has rack and pinion rise and fall adjustment controlled with a reeded brass knob. The front standard travels horizontally along a wooden track/base. A slot at the rear of the housing accommodates a wooden negative holder. The back of the housing has been modified with a wooden frame attachment thought to be associated with a mounting platform. There is a simple hook latch screwed into the top of this modification. The camera, as is, is missing parts and is not complete missing its stand, lights, back bellows and other parts.
Aultman studio in Trinidad, Colorado through Robert Aultman.