Offered is a handsome and functional camera that's about 115 years old. This is a Number 9 Ansco Model B, a folding camera that takes roll film and makes 3-1/4" x 5-1/2" images. Made for size 122 roll film. The shutter is a self-cocking Cyko Automatic with speeds of 1/25, 1/50, 100, B & T. The lens is by Wollensak and has a maximum aperture of f4 and a diaphragm with 14 blades. I'd guess the focal length is 120mm or thereabouts.
This 9/B camera has a cherry wood body with beautifully-varnished exposed surfaces. Genuine leather is used for the bellows, and they appear to be light-tight. The shutter housing is nickel-plated.
Condition: Very clean overall, smooth and intact leather covering, fine shine to the exposed cherry wood, bright chrome parts. The original leather handle is intact and supple. The focusing rack is smooth in operation. The little reflex viewfinder is bright and is not de-silvered. The shutter works properly provided the camera is held level. The lens is clear enough to shoot, if you can fit some 120 film into this camera!
Here's a link to the original owner's manual: https://www.cameramanuals.org/agfa_ansco/ansco_no_9.pdf
Sold as shown.
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