Originally Posted by Phil_F_NM
Like was mentioned earlier, it is either a Brand or New-Vue large format camera. Indestructible but a bit heavy. I almost bought one of these instead of a very light Nagaoka Seisakusho but the lensboards are almost impossible to find for the Brand and I wanted something backpack-able.
I bought one of these (similar) with a bunch of camera equipment. What I got was a New Vue. Clearly marked on the cross bar on the front plane between the two rails. I believe the casting indicated made in Chicago but I distinctly remember New Vue. No wood on it however, back was a very ugly revolving rear screen ground glass view.
This is the camera I had, and yes it was a New Vue... not the camera posted here:
Not this camera, but distinctly similar on the dual rail slide system. Very heavy due to the all metal construction. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough. Couldn't afford a pack mule!!!