Know anything about this camera?

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    I have recently run across an old box camera from the 1920's. It says it is a model 3A made by Burke and James. I really don't know much about box cameras, even though I also own two Brownies (A brownie Box No.1 and a brownie box flash six20) that are a part of the collection my boyfriend and I have together. Does anyone know anything about this camera? The tag at the camera store labeled it as "Large Box." That doesn't really tell me much.

    Any help is appreciated :)
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    The "3A" refers to the negative size which is usually 3¼ x 5½" on size 122 film. B&J made box and folding cameras in several sizes. So did Kodak and others.
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    Do you have a pic of it? I've not heard of this camera, and it's caught my attention.
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    Burke & James, Inc (Chicago) had a number of folding cameras of the 3A type ... though I am not sure about a box camera in 3A.
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    They made 3A box cameras too.
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    Unfortunately, I cannot post attachments, I assume because I am a new member. If anyone could direct to another method, I have plenty of pictures of it I could post.
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    Get a flicker or photobucket account and insert the URL in the box appears when you click the image thumbnail above the place where you type.
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    I have a photobucket account, but i am still having trouble referencing the URL. If you are interested in looking at the photos of this camera, they are on my account on photobucket for vintagecam94
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