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The cameras used by the Detroit Publishing Company photographers were heavy and bulky.  Instead of photographic film, the cameras used plates of glass. The photographer would have to wait until he got back to the studio before he could develop the glass plates and make prints.

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Magazine “Cyclone 3” camera made by Western Camera Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1898.  This camera is similar to the box camera used by Detroit Publishing Company in 1899.

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Image of Cyclone 3 Camera
Accession ID # 29.2267.1

Height: 7-3/8 inches, Width: 5-3/4 inches. Depth: 8-1/4 inches. 

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