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Manufactured in France from (Before) 1898 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 2114

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Comptoir Photographique du Pont de Fer Détective

Traduction de Manuel M

Very light camera of well care construction, provided with two viewfinders and a higher achromatic lens with shutter which can be useful for the pose and the instantaneous. This camera is covered in morocco first choice and is provided with a handle with rings at the two ends, making it possible to attach a belt to it to transport the camera in shoulder-belt.
The change of the plates is done while pulling upwards the lever placed on the side of the camera. The plate, pulled by its own weight, fall down at the bottom of the camera, where it is maintained by springs. The lens is at focused since the distance from 5 to 6 meters ad infinitum. The shutter is always cocked, and a screw with index makes it possible to put it at the pose or the instantaneous one. The camera is provided with diaphragms and an automatic exposure counter indicating the number of the plates exposed.  

(According to Annuaire de la Photographie of 1898)