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W. Wastons & Sons Universal Studio Camera…I think.

I couldn’t resist. I know I’ve just bought a studio camera with John but when I saw this on good old Fleabay for such a good price I thought what the heck, you can never have enough cameras…right?

Its a whole plate camera, granted it needs new bellows but the rest of it is in fantastic condition. Two proper plate holders with a sliding repeater back. There was no ground glass, but I made and fitted one in 30 minutes.

Really pleased with it. A real bargain.

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There was a shutter included, exactly like the one on the other studio camera but this one was in much worse condition so I’ve removed it.

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There are slight front rise and rear tilt movements.

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And it has double extension.

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Theres now a nice new clean ground glass in that hole.

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The two plate holders have inserts for half plate and two quarter plates but the largest plate it can take I suppose is a square 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

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