Blair Camera Co.
Date Introduced: - ; Years
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
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).
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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