The Cyclone No. 1 to No. 5 cameras were a series of box-style magazine cameras, made by the Western Camera Manufacturing Co. of Chicago. Around 1900 such wooden leatherette-coated falling-plate magazine cameras for twelve plate holders were a common camera type. The Cyclone was available as cheap small variant and as well as 10-Dollar model for 4x5" plates. It had a plate change button, making its operation as easy as possible. It had the two reflecting type viewfinders which were box camera standard, and an "automatic" shutter (meaning a shutter with instant mode).