The late Jim Galvin was a renowned view camera designer and manufacturer as well as a prolific photographer and writer.


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Galvin 2-1/4"x3-1/4" 6x9cm View Camera
Manufacturer's Pre-Production Prototype


This unique, one-of-kind view camera is a great find for musuems and collectors. Hand engraved on tripod block - Prototype #3, 8/73. This camera is in metal gray-gold finish. The lens board and mounting system are diferent from subsequent production models and the spring back accepts only sheet film holders. The camera has a lens board in the same finish with a #0 shutter hole. The camera movements are limited to front and back tilt and swing. Focusing via rack and pinion with a 9" rail. The camera weighs 2-3/4 lbs. Condition: Used, Excellent with minor wear marks. Price: $549.00. Will only ship to a U.S. destination. Please email for a shipping quotation.


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