Blair Camera Co.
Unknown View #3
8 x 10" Format, Single Swing Configuration. This
camera is missing its back.
6½x8½" Format, Double Swing Configuration
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1885
Construction: rear focus
double swing; reversing by removable back; three piece
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows;
Sizes Offered: at least 6½x8½
Notes: This camera is a back focus frame camera
similar to the ROC Favorite or
Gennert Nancy Hanks. The camera is not
marked, but came with three Blair plateholders (and fits them). The
curvature on the rear base is reminiscent of Gennert cameras, but the large
springs on the back, grooved base, plate-holders, and the three adjustment knobs
are either Blair-manufactured or, at the very least, reminiscent of Blair parts
as seen on other cameras that are identified as Blair by their labels.
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