The George Eastman Companies

Field View Cameras

Eastman Dry Plate Co., 1881-1884
Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co., 1884-1889
The Eastman Co., 1889-1892
Eastman Kodak Co. (EKC),  1892-

The Eastman or EKC name will be found on a large number of view cameras 1900-1930. With the exception of the Interchangeable View (which was earlier), all of these EKC cameras were previously made by companies such as Rochester Optical Co., Folmer & Schwing, Monroe and Gennert, and Blair Camera Co., which were purchased or absorbed into EKC. The original model names of the cameras were kept, and the absorbed factory continued to manufacture the cameras, though with the EKC name on the model tag. The models below that are continuations from such other companies link to the original company page.

Scans of number of catalogs can be found here.  Scans of Eastman Kodak catalogs are here.


Eastman Commercial Camera (c. 1828-1933)
 
Eastman Home Portrait (c. 1911)
 
Eastman Home Portrait No. 3 (c. 1920-1929)
 
tnekceastmanview11x14cat1928.jpg (11760 bytes) Eastman View Camera 11x14 (c. 1927-1930's)
 
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Tn225ekc28x10C.jpg (4943 bytes)Tn225ekc28x10C.jpg (4943 bytes) Eastman View Camera No. 2 (c. 1914-1920)
 
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Eastman View Camera 33 (1933-1934)
 
Eastman View Camera 33A (c. 1930's)
 
tn230ekcclin5x7a.jpg (5415 bytes)tn230ekcclin5x7a.jpg (5415 bytes)tn230ekcclin5x7a.jpg (5415 bytes) Clinical Camera Outfit (c. 1923-1930's)
 
tnrocemi.jpg (1831 bytes) Empire State Improved (Continuation of R.O.C. Improved Empire State) (c. 1902-1909+)
 
tnekcempireno1a.jpg (7758 bytes) Empire State No. 1 (c. 1910)
 
tnekemp2.jpg (5683 bytes) Empire State No.2 (c. 1908-1915)
 
The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. Daylight Enlarging Camera (c. 1885- )
 
 
The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. Eureka View (c. 1885-1887)
 
The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co. Genesee View (c. 1885-1887)
 
tneastmaninterchangeable6x8b043.jpg (18328 bytes) The Eastman Co. Interchangeable View (c. 1887-1891)
 

 

The Folmer & Schwing Companies:

Folmer and Schwing, New York, NY (1887)
Folmer and Schwing Mfg., New York, NY (1890)
Folmer and Schwing  Mfg. Co. of New York (1903
Folmer and Schwing Co., Rochester, NY (1905)
Folmer and Schwing Div., EKC (1907)
Folmer and Schwing Dept., EKC (1917)
Folmer-Graflex Corp., 1926

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Folmer & Schwing Banquet Camera (c. 1915-1929)
 
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Folmer & Schwing Commercial View Variation 1 (c. 1917)
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Folmer & Schwing Commercial View Variation 2 (c. 1927)
Folmer & Schwing Home Portrait Camera No. 1 (c. 1918)
Folmer & Schwing Home Portrait Outfit No. 2 (c. 1918)
Folmer & Schwing Sky Scraper Camera (c. 1900-1905)
tnCentssicat.jpg (3676 bytes)tnCentssicat.jpg (3676 bytes) Folmer & Schwing Sky Scraper Camera Improved, Variation 1 (c. 1900-1918)
Folmer & Schwing Sky Scraper Camera Improved, Variation 2 (c. 1917-1920's)
tnFSSkySpCat.jpg (4059 bytes) Folmer & Schwing Sky Scraper Special Camera (c. 1904)
Folmer & Schwing Unknown (c. 1920)