The Eastman Dry Plate & Film Co.
Date Introduced: - ; Years
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).
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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