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Eureka View


 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1885-1887
Construction: unknown
Materials:
Sizes Offered: 5x8 to 18x22
Notes:  In addition to the Interchangeable View, Eastman produced two cameras apparently only known from production records: the Eureka View and the Genesee View.  It is not known from catalogs what these models looked like, but the production records of EKC show that the Genesee was only made in small sizes, whereas the Eureka was made in sizes up to 18x22.  Therefore the Genesee model is shown at the link, and deduced to be so by the fact that such back focus non-cone bellows cameras are almost never made larger than 8x10.  The Eureka could have been either back focus or front focus, but predated the era when view cameras were both front and back focus.  The Eureka could very well be similar in appearance to the Interchangeable, but without the ability to disengage the standards from the bed (the interchangeable feature).

References:
Eastman Kodak typed production record, 1921 copy
Note: The Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co. Photographic Materials and Apparatus, Jan., 1888, only contains the Interchangeable View.  The Eureka and Genesee are apparently not advertised in any catalogs, and must have been discontinued early.


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