G. Gennert, New York, NY

Outing View Camera

Gennert Catalog 1893, p 23
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6.5 x 8.5


Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1893 - c.1901
Construction:  rear focus via push-pull, single swing, reversible by two tripod mounts
Materials: mahogany body, cherry base, brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4x5, 5x7 (1901), 5x8, 6x8
Notes: This camera is present in the 1893 and 1901 catalogs, but not present in Gennert Catalog 1903.  This model is same general design as the Scovill Waterbury, Anthony NPA, and Rochester New Model.  The advertising states that it is made of "fine mahogany and cherry", thereby confirming my long time guess at what woods are generally used in this era cameras.  The Outing Camera (1893) includes "an extra lens board, carrying case, and plate holder with rubber slides".  The Outing Equipment (1901_includes an "Outing Camera, nicely polished, a XTRALITE Double Dry Plate Holder, with hard rubber slides, Single Achromatic Lens fitted with a Connon Time and Instantaneous Patent Pneumatic Diaphragm Shutter, Folding Tripod and Carrying Case".

References:
Descriptive Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, G. Gennert (New York, NY), c. 1893, p. 23 (camera; Outing Equipment p. 31)
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies,
G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1901, p. 59

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