This section is from the "Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light And The Aristo Eagle - A Magazine Of Information For The Profession 1909.
"Pretty snappy morning for October, Mr. Johnson - we got pretty well chilled driving over, but I just had to have my picture taken as I couldn't very well leave again between now and Christmas. Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Jackson were saying to me yesterday that they ought to have some pictures taken too, only it was so far to come: wish you had a branch studio over in our little town, there is a lot of business to be picked up and the rent wouldn't amount to hardly anything."
In a good many parts of this great big country there are small towns that would well support a branch studio. A good many studio proprietors have been quick to see this branch studio proposition and their one or more branches are coining good money. One or perhaps two days a week, exposures only made at the branch and work delivered on the next trip - just an assistant to do the operating - mighty little expense for a good deal of profit.
Of course it would be unhandy for the assistant to lug a portrait outfit back and forth with him every time and the Century Camera Division has an outfit that seems just made for the purpose - the Century Studio Outfit No. 4.
The camera supplied with this outfit is most compact in construction, made of mahogany and cherry, and assembled in the best possible manner. Both wood and metal work splendidly finished. Vertical and horizontal swings are provided, also the exclusive Century micrometer focusing device. The cabinet attachment is not automatic, but is constructed to take the regular 5x7 Century Curtain Slide Holder, such as supplied with the automatic attachment. The attachment is fitted with a ground glass screen at one end, which, after focusing, may be moved and the holder placed in position for the exposure. The plate may be placed in the holder either vertically or horizontally, and also permits of making two exposures on a 5 x 7 plate. The attachment is made of mahogany, highly polished, and fitted with the regular Century Curtain Holder in ebonized finish. The plate holder supplied is the regular 8 x 10 Century Curtain Holder, ebonized and finished to harmonize with balance of outfit. This holder is fitted for either 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 plates. The No. 4 Century Stand forms part of the outfit. This stand is a most substantial piece of apparatus. It is raised and lowered by means of a device entirely new in studio apparatus and locks automatically at any desired elevation. The stand rests upon three rubber tired casters, and equipped with the Century Camera Jack, which, by a movement of the foot, renders it impossible to move the outfit when the exposure is about to In-made. The top is covered with felt, and fitted with the Century Automatic Tilting device. The stand is made of hard wood, mahogany stained, all metal parts enameled. A plate holder rack is attached to the stand in a convenient position and does much to facilitate quickness and ease in operating. The camera has a focal capacity of 22 inches and the lens board measures 9x9 inches. The price of the outfit complete is only forty-five dollars. Your dealer will be glad to show you the outfit.
Cen'tury Studio Outfit No. 4.
When it comes to mounting prints in a hurry a good heavy roller is a necessity as it saves both time and strength - the extra weight of the roller forcing the print into contact with the mount when the mountant is at just the right consistency to adhere good and fast. A glance at the illustration will show the substantial construction of the Eastman Double Print Roller.
Both of the eight inch rolls covered with first quality heavy white rubber and hung true so both rollers are at all times in perfect contact with the print. A solid metal handle, heavily nickeled, affords a strong firm grip - and the weight, a full five pounds, provides for perfect contact with the smallest effort.
The price of the No. 1 Eastman Double Print Roller is three dollars.
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