Burke & James, Inc., Chicago, IL

Ingento View Camera (No Number)/Ingento No. 1

 Burke & James Catalog, 1906-7, p.27

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1906
Construction: front and back 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 bed, brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7, 6x8, 8x10, 11x14, 14x17, 17x20
Notes: Ingento was the trademark name that B&J used for almost every item of equipment they made.  It appears to be  The Seneca View.  Unfortunately, B&J referred to it as the Ingento (no number) in their 1906-7 catalog, then as Ingento No. 1 in their 1908-9 catalog, and then also referred to the Seneca, Improved also as Ingento No. 1 in later catalogs.  Obviously, to B&J, the No. 1 camera focused front and back regardless of details.

References:  
Catalogue No. 7 of Cameras, Photographic Apparatus & Supplies, Burke & James (Chicago, IL), dated 1904, p. 16
Catalogue No. 10, Photographic Apparatus & Supplies, Burke & James (Chicago, IL), dated 1906-1907, p. 27
Catalogue No. 11, Photographic Apparatus & Supplies, Burke & James (Chicago, IL), dated 1908-1909, p. 24 (As Ingento No. 1)

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