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Vintage Folmer Graflex Corp FingerPrint Camera

  • $ 40000

Vintage Folmer fingerprint camera made by Graflex corp between 1917-1929. This is a copy camera that was built for making 1:1 photographic copies of finger-print cards or other 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" photos or documents. A Kodak Anastigmat 72mm f/6.3 lens is recessed inside the flat-black rigid shroud and is pre-focused on the plane of the opening in the front of the shroud. To make an exposure, the shroud opening is placed directly on the surface to be photographed. Four battery-operated flashlight bulbs inside the shroud illuminate the subject during exposure. This camera has two extra lamps inside. It is marked on the outside with OSP which is believed to represent the Oregon state police.

Marked on front of camera: Finger Print Camera Former Graflex Corp Rochester NY USA, 14188
Marked on back: Property of OSP 4043

This camera came from the private collection of a vintage / antique camera collector in Los Angeles. This would make a great decorative addition to any eclectic home decor or as an addition to your vintage camera collection.


Camera measures 11" long by 6" wide by 5.5" tall and weighs 3lb 3oz.


In nice condition with small signs of wear and tear commensurate with age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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