Richard Morrison/Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY)
Morrison's Wide-angle Lens,
Variation 3 (lens hood), c.
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.
Photographic Times, Vol. 10, No. 115, Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY), July
1880, p. 165
Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, Scovill Mfg. Co., distributed
by C.H. Codman (Boston, MA), 1883, p. 17
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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