Manhattan Optical Co. No. 5 8X10 13" RR + Packard

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  1. jimgalli

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    This is a gorgeous antique. It comes just as found with it's 5 3/4" Century / Eastman lens board complete with Packard Shutter installed at the back. The Packard works perfectly btw.

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    The engraving on this is primitive and beautiful. It says; Extra Rapid Rectilinear, Eq. F 13 No. 5 8X10, Manhattan Optical Co. of NY, Cresskill, N.J.

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    This would I'm sure, cover 11X14 stopped down, but as it is just now, the Packard Shutter would limit the angle, so that it would vignette first. The packard has a home made piece that must have been for sliding in a filter?

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    Glass is gorgeous. Very slight balsam bubbles at the front. Pictures show it. I never got to use it. It has been languishing in a box upstairs and I had forgotten about it until a day or 2 ago.

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    Aperture works smoothly. Old style US scale. f8 - f64 if converted to our modern equivalent. $285. + shipping