Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.
Korona View Camera,
Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. Catalog, p. 107
6½ x 8½
Date Introduced: 1900 ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1900-1903
Construction: front 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 body, cherry base, black fabric bellows;
Sizes Offered: 6½x8½;8x10
Notes: To paraphrase George Eastman, people like names with
k's in them. Korona was used for two different view cameras and a host of
leather-covered hand cameras. The back of the camera
has been painted black. The camera is not present in the 1899 Korona
catalog (in fact, no view cameras are), and the preface to the 1900 catalog
states that two styles of view camera are offered for the first time.
Korona Cameras, Lenses, Photographic Goods, Gundlach Optical Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1900, pp.
Catalogue of Photographic Sundries, Jas. H. Smith & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog, July 1 1901, p. 22
Korona Camera, Gundlach Optical Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1901, p.
Photographic Encyclopedia, Andrew J. Lloyd & Co.
(Boston, MA), 1901, p. 107
Catalogue No. IIII of Professional and Amateur Photographer's Supplies, Wm.
F. Uhlman (St. Joseph, MO), c.1901, p. 39
Korona Cameras, Gundlach Optical Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1902, p. 21
1903 Koronas, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.,
(Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1903, p. 41
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