G. Gennert, New York, NY

Seneca View Camera

 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1903-1905
Construction:  front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails), reversing by removable back, front rise
Materials:  mahogany body, cherry track, brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7, 6x8, 8x10, 11x14
Notes:

     Even though it is called the Seneca View by Gennert in catalogs 1903-1905, this camera is identical to the Seneca Camera Mfg. Co.  Improved Seneca View, which Gennert sold by its correct (Improved) name in Catalog #57 (1906-7).   

     Starting about 1903, Gennert re-sold this camera and the Seneca Camera Mfg. Co. Competitor (as the New York View).  About 1908, Gennert re-sold a number of cameras from other manufacturers.  It is not known whether such cameras bear a Gennert  label.  If not, it will never be known which cameras were Gennert re-sales.

References:
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1903
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies,
G. Gennert (New York, NY), 1904-1905, p. 58

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