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Mapip Chambre coffret favori envoyer Print
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Manufactured in France from after 1887 until 0.
Index of rarity in France : Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 4243

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Mapip Chambre coffret

This small self casing folding plate camera with a classic design has the major interest of being the witness of the photographic industry in Lyon (France)
As with all cameras of this type that were usually sold with a non-pierced front plate, the shutter-lens block is certainly not original.
This model was intended for use on a tripod because of  the presence of the two Congress type nuts, a spirit level and a small pendulum giving the horizontality, and used freehand as indicated by the presence of the two shoes intended to receive a removable (and lost ...) viewfinder.
The cabinetry is very beautiful and the green bellows with reinforced corners confirms the top of the range quality of this beautiful device.