Ansco No 1A Readyset Camera with Black Bellows and Original Box - Vintage

Ansco No 1A Readyset Camera with Black Bellows and Original Box - Vintage

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This Vintage No. 1A Readyset ANSCO Camera has an Antar Lens and Readyset Shutter.

This vintage folding camera features black bellows and the original box it came in. It also has the original shutter button.

This camera is very clean, there is some separation of the cardboard around the bellows, but no rips. Could be easily glued. The lens is in great shape. The shutter works beautifully and smoothly and the lens is free of scratches. Overall this camera is very clean and doesn't look like it was used much.

The original box has some old cellophane tape holding it together in the front, but otherwise, it is intact. These cameras were made between 1914 and 1926. We're guessing this one is from the early 1920s.

We haven't tested this camera, but all of the parts move smoothly, the shutter works, the film advance works and the bellows are lightfast. We are assuming that it would work if you'd want to use one of these old cameras for film photography. Otherwise, it's a gorgeous vintage camera and would be a nice addition to an antique camera collector.

Bellows Open = 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Closed = 8 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Box = 8 3/4" x 4" x 2 1/4"

**We have researched this camera and its history for collectibility value only. This has not been tested with film, nor do we know about how this age/make of camera performs when used for photography. If you intend to use this for photography, please research this age/make of camera to see if it will be suitable for your needs, we are digital photographers only and have no knowledge of film photography with vintage/antique cameras. We can provide additional details such as serial numbers, etc. if needed.**

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