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Anyone care to take a wild guess on what camera this might be?

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Comment by Michael Wong on November 3, 2010 at 10:40
Thanks! Probably more like it being carried by an elephant on one of your grandfather's photo trips!
Comment by Jason Tilley on November 3, 2010 at 10:07
My grandfather showed my a photograph of one of those cameras years ago. He was a photographer in India in the 1930's, and they used to call it an elephant trap!
Comment by Michael Wong on November 3, 2010 at 9:46
Well spotted, Clouseau! It is instead a rim of paper.
Do like the idea of the built-in darkroom. May soon see these in underground stations soon!
Comment by bill purvis on November 3, 2010 at 9:44
I know - I street camera with fully self contained darkroom and enough room for an operator.
Comment by bill purvis on November 3, 2010 at 9:41
Is that a box of paper under the base? Could give some clues?
Comment by Michael Wong on November 3, 2010 at 9:22
Agree! It's massive.
However, I think it does allow one to take a full length, head-to-toe, portrait with relative ease :)
Definitely not a traveling camera, though!
Comment by bill purvis on November 3, 2010 at 7:28
BIG!!!!

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