Manhattan Optical Co.
Manhattan Optical Co. catalog, 1900/1901, pp. 30-31
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1899- c.
Construction: front focus
via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double
swing; shifting front, reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body, cherry base, nickeled brass
hardware, red leather bellows
Sizes Offered: 6½x8½, 8x10
Notes: In 1899, Manhattan
Optical made separate front focus only (Variation 1) and
back focus only (Variation 2) versions. They were
replaced by 1903 with Variation 3: front and back focus.
The Wizard Catalogue 1899, Manhattan Optical Co. of N.Y., 1899, pp.
The Wizard Catalogue, Manhattan Optical Co. of N.Y., 1900/1901, pp. 30-31
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