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Empire State No. 1
Murphy Catalog, c. 1910, p. 44
6½ x 8½
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1910
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: mahogany body; cherry base; black leatherette
bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7; 6½x8½; 8x10;
Notes: One of the half-dozen cameras known by the name
State, it probably bears the same relationship to the Empire State No.
2 as does the Century No. 1 to the
Century No. 2 (all of which were made by EKC at this time)
- namely the lack of an auxiliary tripod base. It would easily be mistaken
for an Empire State Improved if it did not have a label
that states otherwise.
This camera is not listed in Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalogs of 1909,
1910, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1929, or 1932.
Descriptive Price List of Photographic Materials, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), 1910-1911, p.
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