Century Camera Co., Rochester, NY

Century View No. 2

Century Catalog 1904, p. 33
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5x7
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Date Introduced: 1904 ; Years Manufactured: 1904-c.1912
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany wood body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7 (above); 6.5x8.5; 8x10 (below)
Notes: The Century Camera Co. was founded in 1900 - hence the name.  George Eastman acquired a controlling interest in the company in 1904, and it became the Century Camera Div., EKC in 1907.  The Century No. 1 and Century No. 2 were apparently introduced in 1904, as they do not appear in the 1903 catalog.   The only differences from the Century View Camera No. 1 are: 1) the auxiliary base, 2) the bellows do not taper as much, allowing a larger lens board capable of handling larger lenses and shutters, 3) both swings are operated by rack and pinion rather than set screws, and 4) the bed is triple grooved instead of double grooved (the bottom groove is for the auxiliary base).
References:
Century Cameras 1904, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1904, p. 33-34
Century Cameras 1905, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1905, p. 38
Complete Catalog of Cameras, Apparatus & Accessories for the Amateur Photographer, Catalog A, Sweet, Wallach & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog A, c.1908, p. 41
Century Cameras 1906, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1906, p. 28
Photographic Apparatus for the Professional, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), c. 1906, p. 15
Century Cameras, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1907, p. 31-32
Photographic Materials and Supplies, The Gloeckner & Newby Co. (New York, NY), c.1907, p. 10
Century Cameras, Century Camera Division, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1908, p. 33-34
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies, Sweet, Wallach & Co. (Chicago, IL), 1908, p. 55
Photographic Cameras, Supplies and Lenses, Williams, Brown & Earle, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA), c. 1908, pp. 29-31
Lloyd's Photographic Supplies, Andrew J. Lloyd Co. (Boston, MA), c. 1909, p. 27
Catalogue of Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, N.Y.), 1909, p.27
Century Cameras 1910, Century Camera Division, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, N.Y.), 1910. pp. 24-25
Photographic Apparatus and Supplies Catalog No. 35, Sweet, Wallach & Co. (Chicago, IL), c. 1910, p. 54
Rochester Photo Supply Co. (Rochester, NY), c. 1910, pp. 9-10
Catalogue Photo Supplies, Milwaukee Photo Materials Co. (Milwaukee, WI), c.1910. p. 52
Descriptive Price List of Photographic Materials, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), 1910-1911, p. 47
Photographic Digest Vol. 1 No. 3, March 1911, p. 16 (as the Northwestern View Outfit No. 1)
Photographic Digest Vol. 1 No. 3, March 1911, p. 32 (general Century ad with engraving of the Century No. 2)
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), c. 1911, p. 41
Illustrated Catalogue, The Gloeckner & Newby Co. (New York, NY), c.1912, p. 14
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies No. 38, Sweet, Wallach & Co. (Chicago, IL), c.1915, p.50

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