Agfa Ansco Vintage 5x7 Field Or View Or Studio Camera
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Agfa Ansco Vintage 5x7 Field Or View Or Studio Camera:
This looks like a really nice vintage Agfa Ansco 5x7 View camera, I guess it could be a studio camera or a field camera. I'm guessing the wood is American walnut or mahogany. It comes from Piedmont North Carolina and it has the original very nice US Department of Agriculture sticker still on it....my instincts are that it was maybe used in the artist photography projects in the 1930's. When I got it the finish looked to be getting dry so I have treated it twice with a restorative oil and it is looking pretty good. I tried my favorite cleaner on it in a couple of spots and I think it looks fantastic and will continue to clean up really well. It looks like everything is there but a lens and I don't see exactly how to open it so I will leave that to the experts. I tried to get a photo of the bellows and the first fold or two has edge wear but the folds behind them look pretty good. Thanks very much for offerding and I know how to pack things safely. If someone wants to tell me how to open it I will....and will post those photos and try to light test the bellows.