Low Mfg. Co./Kalamazoo Shutter Co. (Kalamazoo, MI)

Low Kazoo Shutter No. 1 (with adjustable back) - c. 1895 - c.1901

Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), December, 1895, p. 75

Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), December, 1895, p. 74




Notes:  The odd name of this shutter comes from the location of the manufacturer, Kalamazoo, MI.  Kalamazoo apparently was a hotbed of this type of shutter, also being the location of the Michigan Photo Shutter Co., makers of the Packard-Ideal Shutter.  The label reads "Low Shutter / Patented Nov. 5, 1893 / " Feb 17, 1891".  It appears to be the Ni-plated Kazoo Shutter No. 1 in catalogs.  A plain version painted black is called Kazoo Shutter No. 2.

References:
Wilson's Cyclopaedic Photography, Edward L. Wilson (New York, NY), copyright 1894, p. 464
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin Vol. VII 1895,E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1894, ads p. 47
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), December, 1895, p. 75
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), February, 1898, p. 76
Catalogue No. IIII of Professional and Amateur Photographer's Supplies, Wm. F. Uhlman (St. Joseph, MO), c.1901, p. 24

 

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