Antique R.B.Cycle Graphic Folmer and Schwing Division Kodak full plate Camera

Antique R.B.Cycle Graphic Folmer and Schwing Division Kodak full plate Camera

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Antique R.B.Cycle Graphic Folmer & Schwing Division Kodak full plate Camera
SOME WEAR AS SHOWN
C.1900Im not sure of full history but it appears that late 1890s the Bicycle manufacturer started making cameras ( possibly intending to mount on bicycles ) Kodak bought the company but still branded as R.B.Cycle Graphic  Folmer & Schwing Division Kodak See info. at base of listing .
I believe this is a full plate Camera – not glass to rear is CRACKED Some wear to outer case The front hinge has pulled away – needs screwing back to body and leather gluing over top.Glass cracked at rear – appears to be as a result of faulty catch – rear cover springs open – looks like someone has got frustrated any pushed closed cracking glass – catch needs fiddling with.
Some scuffing / wear to outer case as shownRetains carrying handle .Approx 22cm x 23cm and 10cm deep when all cosed down.Glass to rear is 7 in. x 5 in. approx.
Front hinge needs repair as mentions Front shutter area fits quite tightly inside camera – needs a bit if jiggling to get out .Slides onto rails fairly easily Maroon bellows have a bit of fading .Some creasing at sides but look in pretty good order .There is what appears to be a repair to top of bellows – I saw a similar camera that had a tab with a small Brass D ring on top – possibly got pulled off and repaired as a result ??Wood an Brass look in pretty good order I did not initially realise how far this pulled out – I saw another listing describing this as triple extension bellows ?Once extended on main section the centre that Brass rails are on extends again.Extends approx. 42cm .
Brass makers plaque to front – R.B.Cycle Graphic  Folmer & Schwing Division   Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester New York 
Shutter marked Bausch & Lomb  ‘Victor ‘ Pat.Jan 6 91May need some attention but appears to be working Retains viewer with cover to left side 

Camera appears to work as it should but will probably need some attentionDue to age etc
LOOKS COMPLETE ( I am no expert ) but may require some refurbishment ( some points as mentioned )Possibly 100 + years old so NOT NEW OR MINT Parts may need polishing / lubrication and repair to glass / catch / hinge as mentioned 

Folmer & Schwing Manufacturing Company of New York City was founded in 1887 to manufacture gas lighting fixtures and bicycles. In around 1896 the firm began manufacturing cameras to compliment the growing interest in cameras mounted on bicycles. In 1898 Folmer & Schwing reportedly constructed the worlds largest camera. In 1905, George Eastman purchased the company, renaming it Folmer & Schwing Co. In 1907, the company officially dissolved, and became the Folmer & Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak

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