The E. & H.T. Anthony Companies

Field View Cameras

Edward Anthony & Co., New York, NY; 1847-1862
E. & H.T. Anthony , New York, NY; 1862-1901
Anthony & Scovill Co., New York, NY; 23 Dec 1901-1907
ANSCO Photoproduce, Inc., Binghampton, NY; 1907-1928
ANSCO-AGFA, Binghampton, NY; 1928-1939

E.& H.T. Anthony Patents:
255,566; Mar 28, 1882: plate holder with both horizontal and vertical slides
255,567; Mar 28, 1882: bellows that revolve at the front standard (Novel and Novelette)
267,821; Nov 11, 1882: plate holder
272,622: Feb 20, 1882: substantially the Fairy Camera
272,717; Feb 20, 1883: plate holder with hinged front
273,008; Feb 27, 1883: plate holder
Aug 26, 1884: essentially the zephyr plate holder (zephyr plate holders are stamped with the Nov 11, 1882, Feb 27, 1883
     and  Aug 26, 1884 patent dates)
307,965; Nov 11, 1884: clamp-hooks for making bed rigid
341,886; May 18, 1886: focusing attachment
342,212; May 18, 1886: side-mounted screw on rear standard for swing adjustment
379,964; Mar 27, 1888: spring back and bellows support for Long Focus Novelette

Scans of number of catalogs can be found here.  Scans of Anthony catalogs are here.
Green Links indicate dry plate cameras. 
Light Blue Links
indicate wet plate cameras.

 

 

Amateur Equipment or Amateur Outfit (#'s 1-8B) Variation 1 (non-folding bed)

 

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Amateur Equipment or Amateur Outfit (#'s 1-8B) Variation 2 (folding bed)
 
tnanbiccat.jpg (5484 bytes)tnanbiccat.jpg (5484 bytes) Bicycle Equipment (c. 1885-1895)
 
tnanbijcat.jpg (4556 bytes)tnanbijcat.jpg (4556 bytes) Bijou (c. 1885-1897)
 
tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes)tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes) Champion (Equipment) Variation 1A (tilting ground glass, top swing knob) (c.1886-c.1891)
 
tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes)tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes) Champion (Equipment) Variation 1B (tilting ground glass, side swing knob) (c. 1887-c.1890)
 
tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes)tnanc148.jpg (1546 bytes) Champion (Equipment) Variation 1C (tilting ground glass, side swing knob, plate to make bed rigid) (c.1887-c.1890)
 
Champion (Equipment) Variation 2 (c.1890-c.1897)
 
Champion (Equipment) Variation 3 (c.1898-c899)
 
tnanthonychampionlate6x8c130.jpg (20536 bytes)tnanthonychampionlate6x8c130.jpg (20536 bytes) Champion (Equipment) Variation 4 (c.1900-c.1906)
 
Clifton (c. 1898-1906)
 

Clifton Long Focus (c. 1901-1904)
 
  Climax Camera/Compact Climax Camera (See View and Portrait Boxes)
Compact (Late Style) (c. 1891-1903)
 
tnanthonyeurekaoutfit4x5c143.jpg (16454 bytes)tnanthonyeurekaoutfit4x5c143.jpg (16454 bytes) Eureka School Outfit/Perry Mason Co. Companion (c. 1889-1901)
 
tnanthonyfairy8x10b030.jpg (14900 bytes) Fairy Novel Variation 1 (1884-1898)
 
Fairy Novel Variation 2 (in Circassian walnut) (1884-1898)
 
Klauber View/Combination Novel View and Portrait Camera (c. 1884)
 
tnanknickcat.jpg (4095 bytes)tnanknickcat.jpg (4095 bytes) Knickerbocker (c. 1892-1897)
 
Manhattan (1889-c. 1892, but previously Amateur Outfits)
 
Micrographic Camera (c. 1898-c. 1903)
 
Model Stereo (c. 1884-1885)
 
tnannorm.jpg (1726 bytes) Normandie Variation 1 (1889-c. 1901)
 
tnanthony1903normandie5x7b066.jpg (16037 bytes) Normandie Variation 2 (at least 1903 and probably later)
 
tnanthonynovelwoodfront5x8b.jpg (8009 bytes) Novel Variation 1 (c. 1882)
 
Novel Variation 1.5 (c. 1884)
 
Novel Variation 2 (c. 1885-1897)
 
Novel Variation 3 (c. 1888-1897)
 

Novel Combination View (c. 1884) (Klauber View)
 
tnannovt.jpg (1821 bytes) Novelette Variation 1 (c. 1886-1897)
 
tnannove.jpg (1649 bytes) Novelette Variation 2 (Solid Bed) (c. 1880s)
 
tnandup.jpg (1827 bytes)tnandup.jpg (1827 bytes) Novelette Duplex (1885-1898)
 
tnannovf.jpg (1887 bytes) Novelette Front Focus (1889-1897)
 
tnannovtlongcat.jpg (4500 bytes) Novelette Long Bellows (1885-c. 1901)
 
N.P.A. (Brass Guides) (c. 1885)
 
tnanthona.jpg (8520 bytes) N.P.A. Variation 1A (c. 1887-1891)
 
tnanthona.jpg (8520 bytes) N.P.A. Variation 1B (c. 1891)
 
tnanthonynpa8x10c013.jpg (16997 bytes) N.P.A. Variation 2 (c. 1891-1898)
 
tnannmid.jpg (1742 bytes)tnannmid.jpg (1742 bytes) N.P.A. Variation 3 (c. 1898-1900)
 
tnanthnpalate5x7b274.jpg (6808 bytes)tnanthnpalate5x7b274.jpg (6808 bytes) N.P.A. Variation 4 (c. 1900-1901)
 
 
Numbered Camera Boxes (1-16) (c. 1887)
 
 
O.N.A. Equipment = N.P.A. Camera (see variations above) + single achromatic lens
 
tnanthonyphantom6x8c144.jpg (21477 bytes)tnanthonyphantom6x8c144.jpg (21477 bytes) Phantom (1888-1895)
 
tnblunk2.jpg (1720 bytes)tnblunk2.jpg (1720 bytes) Reversible Back Camera (c. 1889)
 
 
Stereoscopic Camera Boxes (#33-37) (Wet Plate) (c. 1870s)
 
tnankinearcat.jpg (4703 bytes) Success Compact View Variation 1, Kinear Style (Wet Plate) (c. 1872)
 
tnanthonycompactsuccess8x10a091202188.jpg (16287 bytes)tnanthonycompactsuccess8x10a091202188.jpg (16287 bytes) Success Compact View Variation 2 (Wet Plate) (c. 1873-1882)
 
tnanthonysuccesscompact8x8a207.jpg (15753 bytes) Success Compact View Variation 3 (Wet Plate) (c. 1880)
 
tnansterearcat.jpg (3491 bytes) Success Stereoscopic Boxes (X-Z) Variation 1 (Wet Plate) (c.1872-c.1880)
 
Victor Variation 1 (1889-c. 1897)
 
tnanthonyvictor5x8b028.jpg (15573 bytes) Victor Variation 2 (c. 1897)
 
tnanthonyviewportrait8x10a305.jpg (16526 bytes) View and Portrait Boxes (20-27) (Wet Plate) (c. 1872-c.1884); Compact Climax/Climax Camera (c. 1884-1897)
 
tnanthonycompactsuccess8x10a091202188.jpg (16287 bytes)tnanthonycompactsuccess8x10a091202188.jpg (16287 bytes) View Camera Boxes (P-W) (Wet Plate) (c. 1872); continued as Success Compact View (c. 1873)
 
tnanthvin5x8300a.jpg (8214 bytes)tnanthvin5x8300a.jpg (8214 bytes) Vincent (c. 1891-1895)

 

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