Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.

Korona Wide Angle Camera

 Catalog No. 25, 1925, insert

8x10


Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1925 - 1931
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 optional); nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 8x10 only
Notes: This model was offered for at least 6 years, but is extremely rare due to its purpose dedicated to only extreme wide angle photography.  The bed is scarcely five inches long, and has no provision for being extended.  The lens must be selected with care to cover the plate.  Only a few lenses would be suitable.  The lens above is not.

References:
Photographic Lenses and Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog No. 25, 1925, insert
Photographic Equipment Apparatus and Supplies, Catalogue No. 18, Norman-Willets Photo Supply, Inc. (Chicago, IL); c.1925, p. 3
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 67
Photographic Materials, Mail Order Catalog No. 131, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), April 1931, p. 32
 

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