Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.

Korona Home Portrait Camera
Rexo Home Portrait Camera (Burke & James, Inc., c.1933)

Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog, May 1, 1920, p. 17
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5 x 7
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1918-1930's
Construction: 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: walnut-stained cherry body and base, black leatherette bellows (leather optional); nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7 (illustrated); 6x8; 8x10
Notes: canvas case. Not offered as late as 1914.  In the 1915 catalog page 22, the Criterion View was featured as the camera for home portraiture.  By 1918, this specialized Home Portrait Camera had replaced it in for home portraiture.

References:
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), Jan. 1, 1918, pp. 20-21
Catalogue of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1919-1920, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1919, p. 37
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog, May 1, 1920, pp. 16-17
Willoughby Photographic Supplies #S-936
, Willoughby Photo Emporium (New York, NY); c.1920, p.4
Photographic Lenses and Korona Cameras
, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog #22, c. 1922, pp. 42-43
Catalogue No. 10 and Bargain Book No. 11 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1920-1921; Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1920, p.34
Photographic Lenses and Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog No. 25, 1925, p. 40
Catalogue No. 27 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1925-1926, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1925, p. 62
Photographic Equipment Apparatus and Supplies, Catalogue No. 18
, Norman-Willets Photo Supply, Inc. (Chicago, IL); c.1925, p. 7
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 73
Studio and Kodak Finishing Equipment Catalog
, Z. T. Briggs Photo Supply Co. (Kansas City, MO), c. 1927, p. 55 (as the Briggs Home Portrait Outfit, 8x10; camera, Korona Folding Studio Stand, 8x10 Series II Velostigmat lens in Betax, 8x10 and 5x7 backs and canvas case; deluxe outfit in dark finish, and with sliding back)
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1930
Photographic Supplies, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago), Catalog #250, 1931, p. 26 (As The Rexo Home Portrait Camera)
Photographic Materials, Mail Order Catalog No. 131
, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), April 1931, p. 31
Cameras - Lenses - Equipment, Catalog No. 32, Gundlach Manufacturing Corporation (Rochester, NY), c. 1932, p. 32
Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33,
Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1932, p. 43
Wholesale Photographic Supplies Catalog 270, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago, IL), copyright 1933, p. 23 (as Rexo Home Portrait View)
Catalog, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), c. 1935, p. 17
 

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