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Eastman Commercial Camera

 

EKC Professional Catalog 1927, p. 19
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8 x 10"


Date Introduced:  Years Manufactured: c. 1925-1933
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; three-piece lens board; reversing by removable back
Materials: cherry wood throughout, brass hardware, red leather bellows.
Sizes Offered: 8x10 only
Notes: about 20 pounds of solid cherry wood and metal, with a functionally robust handle.  It has unique rear standard hardware.  It was sold with a normal lens board, but two specialized ones were available as accessories: a recessed lens board for short focus lenses, and the rising lens board  for "skyscraper" pictures. In 1928, it was offered at the same time as the Folmer Commercial Camera.

References:
Eastman Professional Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1925, pp. 24-25
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 75
Studio and Kodak Finishing Equipment Catalog
, Z. T. Briggs Photo Supply Co. (Kansas City, MO, c. 1927), p. 65
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1927, pp. 18-19
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1928, p. 14
Catalogue of Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), 1929, p. 14
No. 29 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies, Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), May 1, 1929, p. 3
Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), p. 39

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