Burke & James, Inc., Chicago, IL

Ingento Compact View Camera

 Burke & James, Inc. Catalog #250, 1931, p. 26 (As The Rexo View Camera)

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1931
Construction: back focus probably via rack and pinion with gears internal to base; no swing; reversing by revolving body
Materials: walnut or cherry (deluxe version) body, brass hardware, leatherette bellows with leather edges
Sizes Offered: 5x7 only
Notes: Ingento was the trademark name that B&J used for almost every item of equipment they made.  This form (back focus, top brass handle, hinged ground glass, when folded the bottom covering the ground glass and held by two top clips) is more commonly seen in cameras of English or European manufacture than cameras made in the USA.  Furthermore, this form of camera was more commonly made at the turn of the century than c.1931.  It's as if B & J came upon a warehouse filled with 30 year-old European cameras.

References:
Catalogue No. 31 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1926-1927, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1926, p. 67
Photographic Supplies,
Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago), Catalog #250, 1931, p. 26 (As The Rexo View Camera)
Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33,
Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), p. 45 (as the Rexo View Camera)
 

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