The Clifton Camera is one of Anthony's later field view models made in six
sizes from 5 x 7" to 14 x 17". Although more conservatively designed in
comparison to earlier Anthony models, the Clifton Camera is compact,
lightweight and a surprisingly versatile, fully matured field camera. By
1906, a "Long Focus" model was offered.
Features include a reversing back, double-swing front and rear standards,
and front or rear focusing. Unlocking the lensboard for tilting is done by
squeezing a pair of brass knobs built into the front standard.
The 5x8" model shown here is made of finely polished mahogany and
cherry woods, brass fittings and red leather bellows. A Fowler & Slater
"The Special" rapid rectilinear lens is mounted.
In 1903, this camera sold for $17 (approximately $325 in year 2000