Blair Camera Co.

Patent Extension

Blair-Foss catalog, 1890, p. 11

5x8 camera & 5x8 to 6x8 patent extension (No. 1536)


5x8 camera & 5x8 to 8x10 patent extension





 

8x10 camera & 8x10 to 10x12 patent extension (No. 1540-1544 type, but is not listed, so must have been special order)
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1884-1898
Construction: mahogany box for Combination Camera, Reversible Back Camera and English Compact; bellows extension for Champion Camera
Materials: mahogany body or mahogany frame w/ black fabric bellows
Sizes Offered: For Combination Camera: #1535=5x7/4x5; #1536=6x8/5x8; #1537=8x10/5x8; For Reversible Back Camera: #1540=5x8/4x5; #1541=6x8/5x7; #1542=8x10/5x7; #1543=8x10/5x8; #1544=8x10/6x8; #1545=10x12/5x8; #1546=10x12/6x8; #1547=11x14/8x10; For Champion Camera: 1550=11x14/6x8; 1551=11x14/8x10; 1552=14x17/8x10. The topmost illustrated extension is 10x12 on an 8x10 English Compact Camera.  The lower two photos are of a 6.5x8.5 to 8x10 extension.
Notes:
References:
Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co. Catalog, 1884, p. 10
Catalogue No. 7, T. F. Indermill, St. Joseph, MO, Oct. 1, 1885, p. 98
Catalog P, Photographic Material, J. W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1886, p. 59
Photographic Lenses and How to Select Them, James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1887, back cover
W.D. Gatchel Cat., 1888, p. 26
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. 11-13
Anthony's Photographic Bulletin XXV No. 5, May 1 1894, p. xi
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, September, 1894, p. 25
Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, Blair Camera Co. (Boston, MA), 1895, p. 9

Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, August, 1895, p. 25
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, December, 1895, p. 25
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., New York, NY, August, 1896, p. 25
Thos. H. McCollin & Co. (Philadelphia, PA) Catalog, c. 1897, p. 61
Catalogue of Hawk-Eye Cameras and Photographic Supplies Season of 1898, Blair Camera Co., Boston, MA), 1898, pp. 6-7


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