Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.

Korona Pictorial View
Rexo New Pictorial View (Burke & James, Inc., c.1933)

Gundlach Manufacturing Corporation (Rochester, NY), c. 1932, p. 30
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3 x 4

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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1920's-c.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, cherry base, black leatherette bellows (leather on 3x4); nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 3x4; 5x7; 8x10
Notes: camera has a unique telescoping middle/rear portion of the base combined with folding which prevents the "lost rear track" syndrome so prevalent to the Kodak 2d; Agfa-Ansco used the same folding/telescoping feature in a front focus camera; leatherette covered case.

References:
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 No. 25, 1925, p. 36-37
Catalogue No. 27 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1925-1926, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1925, p. 55
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 65
Catalog of Photographic Apparatus and Supplies, Catalog No. 121,
Chicago Photo Supply House (Chicago, IL), c. 1926, p. 2
Studio and Kodak Finishing Equipment Catalog
, Z. T. Briggs Photo Supply Co. (Kansas City, MO, c. 1927, p. 64
No. 29 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies, Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), May 1, 1929, p. 5
Korona Cameras
, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1930
Photographic Supplies, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago), Catalog #250, 1931, p. 26 (As The New Rexo Pictorial View Camera)
Photographic Materials, Mail Order Catalog No. 131,
George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), April 1931, p. 33
Cameras - Lenses - Equipment, Catalog No. 32, Gundlach Manufacturing Corporation (Rochester, NY), c. 1932, p. 30-31
Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33,
Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), p. 41a
Wholesale Photographic Supplies Catalog 270, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago, IL), copyright 1933, p. 24 (as Rexo New Pictorial View)

 

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