Blair Camera Co.

 

Tremont Outfit

 

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5x7
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5x7
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Stamps, assembly no. "3", on the bottom of both parts of the platform/bed
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1892-1893
Construction: rear focus via push-pull; single swing; reversing by removable back; three piece lens board
Materials: mahogany body; cherry plywood base; black fabric bellows; nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 5x7
Notes:   The Blair Camera Co. was located at 471 Tremont St., Boston Massachusetts, hence the name of this model. It sports a B.O. & Co. lens.  The folding base is made rigid by a sliding metal plate.  The back is held in by two large springs, unique amongst even Blair models.  The plate-holder for the Tremont is square, with the extra space taken up by large, weight-reducing oval depressions (see upper example).  The inside of the ground glass back has identical depressions (see lower example).
References:
Illustrated Catalogue and Price List Of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, Blair Camera Co. (Boston, MA), 1893, Appendix, page 50 (as a discontinued model).

 

 

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