Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co.
Variation, Front and Back Focus
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Construction: front and rear
push-pull, three-piece lensboard, reversible by second tripod mount
(covered by patch)
Materials: mahogany body, cherry
base , nickel plated hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 5x8
Notes: This is a problematical
camera, as many Blair cameras are. It's base profile (L-shaped) is the
same as the L.M. Prince & Bro. Improved Utility.
However, the spring hardware is the same as other Blair cameras (e.g.,
Blair Roller Blind Shutter, and this camera
came with two plateholders marked with Blair patent dates. It may be a
variation of the Blair Utility Camera, although the
utility camera usually seem to have the L-shaped base.
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