G. Gennert, New York, NY

Montauk Queen Camera

Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 59, G. Gennert (New York, NY), c. 1909, p. 26

 

Sears Catalog 1908, p. 262 (as Conley No. 1)


 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1909
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lens board;
Materials: mahogany wood body; cherry base; black keratol (leatherette) or maroon leather bellows; nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7; 6x8; 8x10
Notes: The Gennert Montauk Queen is nearly identical to the Conley Camera Co. No. 1 Conley View.  Starting about 1903, Gennert stopped manufacturing their own cameras and purchased cameras from other manufacturers for resale, including the Seneca Improved View (as the Gennert Seneca Improved View) and the Seneca Competitor (as the Gennert New York View).  About 1908, they also re-sold Gundlach and Conley models.  It is not known whether such cameras bear a Gennert  label.  Note the oblique gears on the rack and pinion focus, a feature unique to Conley.

References:
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies No. 59, G. Gennert (New York, NY), c. 1909, p. 26

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