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Empire State No. 1

Murphy Catalog, c. 1910, p. 44

6 x 8
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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; 6x8; 8x10; 11x14; 14x17
Notes: One of the half-dozen cameras known by the name Empire 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.

References:
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. 44
 

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