E. & H.T. Anthony

Anthony's Micrographic Camera (probably)
 

4 x 5
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1898-1903
Construction: rear focus via sliding on rods; no swing; non-reversing
Materials: mahogany body; no base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4x5 (illustrated);
References:
Illustrated Catalogue Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, February, 1898, p. 19
Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Photographic Apparatus (Professional Catalog), E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, July 1899, p. 47
Illustrated Catalogue Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, April, 1900, p. 45

 

Notes: The engraving below is in the 1903 Anthony Catalog.  The illustrated camera does not have the same back, but other microscope cameras did have a solid back cover, and the brass rod focusing is unmistakable and similar in many microscope camera designs.  The wooden back protecting the ground glass is provided apparently because it faces upwards.  It is called a microscope camera in the catalog, but this type of work is now called macro (magnifications <1).  Microscope cameras were featured in many catalogs of the 1880's and 1890's.  Scovill catalogs around 1886 have no fewer than three variations of microscope cameras illustrated.

Anthony Catalog, 1903
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