Blair Tourograph &Dry Plate Co., Blair Camera Co.

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Blair-Foss catalog, 1890, p. 15
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5 x 7
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1884-1894
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (single gear track on middle base rail); no swing; reverse by two tripod mounts; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: #1560=3x4; #1561=4x5 (photo below); #1561A=5x7 (photos above); #1562=5x8 (photo below); #1563=6x8
Notes: #'s1560-1563 includes camera holder, lens, canvas case, tripod; #1564 A-E=same sizes but camera only. Called The Compact Camera in the 1884 catalog.  The two smallest sizes do not have a rising front, according to the Blair-Foss 1890 catalog, p.16.
Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co. Catalog, 1884, un-numbered page between pages 14 and 15 (as The Compact Camera)
Photographic Lenses and How to Select Them, James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1887, back cover
Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, Section A, Blair Camera Co. (Boston, MA), distributed by Oscar Foss (San Francisco, CA), 1890, pp. 15-16
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin XXV No. 5, May 1 1894, p. xi

4x5  (as stated above this size Lucidograph does not have a rising front)


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