American Optical Co., Scovill Mfg. Co., props.

Bierstadt Pantoscopic (Panoramic) Camera

 

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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1878
Construction: rear focus; no swing
Materials:
Sizes Offered: 8x10 only
Notes:

     This panoramic camera would seem to be the forerunner of the Folmer & Schwing Div., Eastman Kodak Co. Circuit Camera, in that it involves produces an panoramic photo via a moving vertical slit mechanically exposing the plate a part at a time.

References:
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.57
 

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