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The '''Grover''' is a monorail view camera made by [[Burke & James]] in the 1950s and '60s. It was made in 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 inch sizes. The 4x5-inch camera is all-metal in construction, and has a rotating back, with a small folding metal hood. The 5x7 and 8x10-inch cameras have a wooden reversible spring back, with a folding hood on the 5x7.<ref>[http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/bj_2.html Burke & James Catalogue, 1951], p16-17, at [http://www.cameraeccentric.com/ Camera Eccentric].</ref><ref>[http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/bj_1.html B&J Catalogue, 1967], p12, also at ''Camera Eccentric''.</ref> The rail is hexagonal in section, with a toothed rack along the top, and allows 21-inch bellows extension in the 4x5 and 5x7-inch cameras, and 29 inches in the largest camera. It has a tilting mount incorporated into the tripod mount, so that a stand without a tilt head can be used.
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The '''Grover''' is a monorail view camera made by [[Burke & James]] in the 1950s and '60s. It was made in 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 inch sizes. The 4x5-inch camera is all-metal in construction, and has a rotating back, with a small folding metal hood. The 5x7 and 8x10-inch cameras have a wooden reversible spring back, with a folding hood on the 5x7.<ref>[https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/bj_2.pdf Burke & James Catalogue, 1951], p16-17, at [http://www.cameraeccentric.com/ Camera Eccentric].</ref><ref>[https://www.cameraeccentric.com/static/img/pdfs/bj_1.pdf B&J Catalogue, 1967], p12, also at ''Camera Eccentric''.</ref> The rail is hexagonal in section, with a toothed rack along the top, and allows 21-inch bellows extension in the 4x5 and 5x7-inch cameras, and 29 inches in the largest camera. It has a tilting mount incorporated into the tripod mount, so that a stand without a tilt head can be used.
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The Grover is a monorail view camera made by Burke & James in the 1950s and '60s. It was made in 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 inch sizes. The 4x5-inch camera is all-metal in construction, and has a rotating back, with a small folding metal hood. The 5x7 and 8x10-inch cameras have a wooden reversible spring back, with a folding hood on the 5x7.[1][2] The rail is hexagonal in section, with a toothed rack along the top, and allows 21-inch bellows extension in the 4x5 and 5x7-inch cameras, and 29 inches in the largest camera. It has a tilting mount incorporated into the tripod mount, so that a stand without a tilt head can be used.



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  1. Burke & James Catalogue, 1951, p16-17, at Camera Eccentric.
  2. B&J Catalogue, 1967, p12, also at Camera Eccentric.