Folmer & Schwing Division, EKC

Sky Scraper Camera, Improved, Variation 2

Photographic Digest, October 1918

 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured:  c. 1917-1920
Construction: rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on sides of base rails);  reversing by removable back; double swing; three-piece lens board
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 8x10; 11x14; 14x17
Notes: made for photographing tall buildings without tilting the camera back, the lens board has significantly greater rise than other cameras due to the tall front standard.  The Variation 2 is easily recognizable from its unique rear tilt hardware. 

References:
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials 1917, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 46-47
Photographic Digest, Vol. 8, No. 10,
Northwestern Photo Supply Co., Eastman Kodak Co., October, 1918, page 24
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials 1920, Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), pp. 42-43


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