American Optical Co., Scovill Mfg. Co., props.
Thos. H. McCollins
Catalog, 1882, p. 9
Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured:
Construction: rear focus
via push-pull with fine focusing screw
Sizes Offered: 8x10 only, but with 5x8 stereo attachment
Notes: Stated in the catalogs to
be a Scovill #53 (8x10) Cone View Camera, but
with the extras of brass bound corners, a stereo attachment and a 5x8 kit.
It probably also had a wide lensboard to accommodate a pair
of lenses. It was capable of
taking any size photo from 1/4 plate (3¼x4¼") to 8x10 and stereo.
American Optical Catalog, 1878, p. 17
Illustrated Catalogue of General Photographic Supplies,
Thos. H. McCollin (Philadelphia, PA), 1882, p.
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