R. Dempster catalog, 1897, p. 39
10 x 12
Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1897
Construction: front focus via
rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); single swing; reversing by
Sizes Offered: 5x7; 5x8; 6½x8½; 8x10; 10x12; 11x14; 14x17;
Notes: This camera has so far only
been found to be advertised in the
catalog of R. Dempster, Omaha, Nebraska, c.1897. The large, wooden
side plates are quite distinctive and unique, as are the
folded brass springs holding the ground glass frame, which probably
means that this camera was a Dempster product manufactured locally. In case you were wondering,
the name of a certain state spelled backwards.
Hand Cameras, Kodaks and Supplies, R. Dempster (Omaha, NE), 1897, p. 39
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