Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY)

Morrison's Wide-angle Lens, Variation 3 (lens hood),  c. 1883


How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, Scovill Mfg. Co., distributed by C.H. Codman (Boston, MA), 1883, p. 17

The Photographic Times and American Photographer, Vol. XIV, No. 171 (New Series No. 51), J. Trail Taylor, ed., Scovill Mfg. Co., pub., NY, December 26, 1884, ads page 34

 


Notes: 

The engraving shown for Morrison's Wide Angle Lens Variation 3 in Scovill catalogs is the exact same engraving shown for Dallmeyer's Wide Angle Rectilinear Lens in Anthony catalogs.  Since Dallmeyer existed prior to Morrison, this probably means that Morrison was importing unmarked lenses from Dallmeyer and adding his own marks.  It might merely mean that publishers were lazy enough to steal an existing engraving rather than make a new one.

References:
The Photographic Times, Vol. 10, No. 115, Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY), July 1880, p. 165
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, Scovill Mfg. Co., distributed by C.H. Codman (Boston, MA), 1883, p. 17
The Photographic Times and American Photographer, Vol. XIV, No. 171 (New Series No. 51), J. Trail Taylor, ed., Scovill Mfg. Co., pub., NY, December 26, 1884, ads page 34
Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of the Photographic Apparatus Manufactured by the American Optical Co., Scovill Mfg. Co., proprietors and managers (New York, NY), Sept. 1884, p.90

 

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