Busch... Black Beauty!
One of the finest, handsomest and lightest Press Cameras at that time was the Busch Model "C". The beauty of its chrome parts, shining in the diffuse light against a black background emphasizing the quality of timeless design and smart engineering by the Busch Precision Camera Corp. Chicago Ill. USA, somewhere in the fifties of the last century.
This Pressman is a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" (6 x 9 cm) miniature press type camera; a miniature to the Pressman 4 x 5" and quite a bit
lighter in weight. Developed by Busch Optical Mfg. Co. in Chicago Illinois. It was inspired by similar press type cameras made by Graflex, including the Kalart Rangefinder, but designed with a wider range of movements than its mentor.
It features a great range of lens movement: downward fall (with the drop bed), rearward tilt, rising front, and lateral shift. The spring back includes miniature focusing hood and ground glass. The
Pressman uses standard 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" film holders. A nice leather
strap holder completes this beautiful camera.
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