Folmer & Schwing Div., E.K.C.,  Rochester, NY

Home Portrait Outfit No. 2

Robey-French catalog, c. 1915, p.45

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured:  c. 1915-1920
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion  (two gear tracks on top of base rails);  reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; nickel-plated brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 8x10 only
Notes:  It is essentially a studio camera of the era which happens to have a folding base.  Similar to the F&S Home Portrait No. 1 of the same era, except this camera has nickeled hardware and front focus as well as rear focus. As an outfit, it came with all sorts of apparatus for taking portraits, e.g., a backdrop, reflector, tripod, everything fitting in two cases.

References:
Number 30 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits, Lenses and Supplies, Robey-French Co. (Boston, MA), c. 1915, p. 45
Cameras, Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, 11th Ed., Hirsch & Kaiser (San Francisco, CA), c. 1917, p. 9
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials 1917, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 24-25
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials 1920, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 24-25
 

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