E. & H.T. Anthony & Co.


Klauber Camera
Comb. Novel View & Portrait Camera


Haworth 1884, p. 27
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14 x 17" Novel View or Klauber View with the middle standard removed.  Note that the hardware for horizontal format is on the left side of the rear camera box.  The 11x14" version below has that hardware on the right side.  Seems to be no reason for it.

Anthony Klauber - vertical format

Anthony Klauber - in transition, back and bellows rotating.

Anthony Klauber - horizontal format



11x14 Novel View or Klauber View.  Note that the hardware for horizontal format is on the right side, unlike the 14x17" version above, where that hardware is on the left side.  Seems to be no reason for it.
It may be that the largest sizes of the Novel View were constructed like the Klauber without its middle standard, like the 11x14" camera below.

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Plate holder, with wooden corners for a full-sized wet plate, and with kits for 5x7 and 8x10 dry plates (with wire corner retainers)
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Metal label on the front standard
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Patent stamps on the rear base rail:
1) Nov. 11, 1884 (clamp hooks, even though they are not used on this camera),
2) Mar. 28, 1882 (rotating bellows), and
3) Feb. 20, 1883 (plate holder with a hinged front).

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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1884
Construction: rear focus via push-pull with fine focusing screw; single swing; reversing by rotating bellows & back
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 14x17; 18x22; other sizes made to order
Notes: The Klauber appears to be a large-sized variation on the Novel Variation 2As a member of the Novel models, it has the revolving bellows feature.  The engravings show rather distinctive heavy brass T-shaped connectors holding the front standard, that the smaller Novels do not have.  The photographs show a 14x17" format camera that probably is a Klauber as illustrated in the top engraving, which has lost its middle standard.  It is also possible, though, that all large Novel cameras used the heavy T-shaped connectors.  The 14x17 camera in the photographs above has a back that  is a modern re-construction, its original back having been lost.  The original back undoubtedly had wooden molding to retain the ground glass rather than the clips shown here, and probably looked like the 11x14 example above.  It's hard to imagine rotating the back and bellows on a monster like this, yet it can be done.

Descriptive catalogue and price list of the photographic apparatus manufactured by E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), distributed by J. Haworth (New York, NY), February 1884, p. 27-28


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