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Photo-Hall Perfect Pliant n°9 favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in Inconnu from Circa 1905 until Circa 1909.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Photo-Hall Perfect Pliant n°9

This camera with the corresponding lens is featured in Photo-Hall catalogs from 1905 to 1909. It produces pictures in 13x18cm format.

This is a very well finished camera made using varnished mahogany wood. Once completely folded, the chamber is very small and easily transportable, measuring below 10cm thick.

Other versions were offered producing 9x12cm or 9x14cm sized pictures.

From 1908 Photo-Hall catalog:

Folding chamber camera made using varnished mahogany wood and sheathed in first choice morocco leather [...] The whole optic plate is located inside the camera case once shut.

This chamber comes with leather bellows, sliding front plate with tightening knobs on two rails extending up to 37cm for 13x18cm format, simili-anastigmat extra-fast lens branded Photo-Hall, iris diaphragm located within a precision UNICUM shutter doing long exposure or instant photography, activated using a finger or a distant pneumatic or metal release, capable of speeds up to 1/100th of a second, leather handle, bright hooded and swiveling viewfinder for looking from aside or above, precision spirit level for perfect horizontal orientation control, ground glass for focusing and 6 simple metal plate holders.

The front plate is mobile and can be laterally shifted or do rise and fall.