Quote Originally Posted by mfratt View Post
I feel the mass-production American nature of the Graphic excludes it from that category.
The Graphic company benefitted from many decades experience in camera making. The Speed and Crown Graphics after 1948 were well engineered, well built, and very versatile. The cameras were just part of a complete system. Their features and build quality are better than the B&J press cameras I occasionally use for their few advantages, and perhaps better than I recall the Busch press camera to be. American products from people like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John M. Browning, Edwin Land, and George Eastman were leaders in their day. They should not be compared to today's mass-produced items.