Ebay camera 10

Anthony-camera

 

Ebay is offering an extraordinary camera, the Anthony CLIMAX Portrait Ultra Large Format Studio Camera. The name CLIMAX seems appropriate.

According to the blurb, the camera was made in the late 1800s by the E & HT Anthony and Co of New York. The stand is from a different source, the Folmer Graflex company, makers of the legendary Speed Graphic press camera. It’s dated 1928.

You can order 11×14 film from Ilford so the camera is still useable. What a project it would be to take portraits with this piece of photographic artillery. Trouble is, it will set you back $13000. And that doesn’t include shipping.