Century Camera Co., Rochester, NY

The Century View Variation 1

 

Century Cameras, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1901, p. 24

 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1901
Construction: front and rear focus via push-pull (lever clamp for back standard; thumbscrew clamp for front standard); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany wood body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 6x8; 8x10
Notes:
     The Century Camera Co. was founded in 1900 - hence the name.  In the 1901 catalog only, this camera apparently made by the Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (note the unique, teardrop-shaped end to the rear standard hardware) was offered.  It is not precisely identical to any camera in Seneca catalogs, having a short front extension rather than the full rear extension of the Seneca View of the same year.
References:  
Century Cameras, Century Camera Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1901, p. 24
 

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