Blair Camera Co.
Cincinnati Reversible Back Camera
6½ x 8½
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1887
Construction: front focus via
rack and pinion (one gear tracks on the middle base rail); single swing;
reverse by removable back; three-piece lensboard
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany base; black fabric
bellows; nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 6½x8½
Notes: This camera is thought to be a 1887-1888 version of the
Cincinnati Reversible Back. It features a slide-in front
base (held be the minimal friction of two brass springs). The extra long case is
necessary to accommodate a place to store this front base.
Photographic Lenses and How to Select Them, James W. Queen & Co.
(Philadelphia, PA), 1887, back cover
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