G. Gennert, New York, NY

Montauk View Camera, New Improved

1908 Catalog, p. 9
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Seneca View Camera Improved
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Date Introduced: 1908 ; Years Manufactured: 1908-c. 1921
Construction:  front and rear focus via rack and pinion; (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing;
Materials:  ebonized (black painted) mahogany body; ebonized cherry base; nickeled brass hardware;
Sizes Offered:  5x7; 6x8; 8x10; 11x14
Notes: This model is not present in Gennert Catalog #57 (1906-7); thus the range of dates.  It is identical to the Seneca View Camera, Improved (ebonized version).  Starting about 1903, Gennert re-sold the Seneca Improved View and the Seneca Competitor (as the New York View).  About 1908, they also re-sold the Gundlach Wizard View, Variation 2.  It is not known whether such cameras bear a Gennert  label.

References:
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 58, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1908, p.9
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 59, G. Gennert (New York, NY), c. 1909, p. 25
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 62, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1911-1912
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 65, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1914-1915
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 70, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1919, p. 26
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, No. 72, G. Gennert (New York, NY), c. 1919, p. 24
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, No. 74, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1921, p. 22

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