Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY

Eastman View Camera No. 2

Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., 1914, pp. 32-33

8x10
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Date Introduced: 1904  (as Century View No. 2); 1914 (as Eastman View Camera No. 2);   Years Manufactured: c.1914-1925
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, 6x8, 8x10, 7x11
Notes:  In the 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913 Premo Cameras catalogs, this camera is called The Empire State No. 2.  Then, in the 1914 catalog, its name is changed to Eastman View No. 2By 1923,  the Eastman View No. 2 has been replaced by the Eastman View No. 2d.  There is an Eastman View No. 1, but as a rather strange difference, the bed in the No. 1 is made rigid via a thumbscrew, whereas in the No. 2 it is the EKC quick-connect; one would think that production costs would be served by having all the connectors the same, but perhaps the quick-connect is one of the features for which one would pay more for the No. 2.

References: 
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., 1914, pp. 32-33
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., 1915, pp. 32-33
Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalog, 1915
Number 30 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits, Lenses and Supplies, Robey-French Co. (Boston, MA), c. 1915, p. 48
Premo Cameras 1916, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, 1916, pp. 30-31
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials 1917, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 40-43
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, 1917, pp. 30-31
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Department, Eastman Kodak Co., 1918, pp. 28-29
Cameras, Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, 11th Ed., Hirsch & Kaiser (San Francisco, CA), c. 1917, pp. 28-29
A Thousand and One Camera Bargains, Catalog 1919-20, Bass Camera Co., 1919, p. 18
Catalogue of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1919-1920, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1919, p. 35
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials
1920, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 36-39
Premo Cameras 1920, Rochester Optical Department., Eastman Kodak Co., 1920, pp. 26-27
Catalogue No. 10 and Bargain Book No. 11 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1920-1921; Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1920, p.29
Willoughby Photographic Supplies #S-936
, Willoughby Photo Emporium (New York, NY); c.1920, p.4
Catalogue No. 27 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1925-1926,
Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1925, p. 57
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 69

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