Conley Camera Co., Rochester, MN

No. 2 Conley View Camera
Model B Conley View
New York View Camera
Queen City View Camera No. 40

Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co., Catalog 159T.2.10.10.14.10, 1914, p. 1162 connycat.jpg (42453 bytes)

5 x 7


Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured:  c. 1904 - 1917
Construction: back focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails), single swing, reversing by removable back, three piece lens board, geared rising front - thumbscrew on right side
Materials: mahogany wood body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; nickel-plated hardware
Sizes Offered: 5x7, 6x8, 8x10
Notes: The Conley Camera Co. was active c. 1900-1920s, and made cameras for Sears, Roebuck & Co. as well as under its own label.  Note that it was located in the Minnesota Rochester.

References: 
Cameras, Silent Shutters and Photographic Accessories, Catalog No. 5, Conley Camera Co. (Rochester, MN), c. 1904, pp. 26-27 (As Queen City View Camera, No. 40)
Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog 159L 3rd Edition, c. 1908, p. 263 (as No. 2 Conley View Camera, cedar)
Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog 159R 1st Edition, 1909, p. 38-39 (as Model B Conley View Camera, cedar)
Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog 159T 2nd Edition, 1910, p. 38-39 (as Model B Conley View Camera, cedar)
T. M. McAlister Catalog, c. 1910 (As New York View)
Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog 159h.2.2.29.12.15, 1912, p. 39 (As Model B Conley View Camera)
Cameras & Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog 159T.2.10.10.14.10, 1914, p. 1162 (As Model B mahogany camera body instead of cedar)
Catalogue No. 14,
J. L. Lewis (New York, NY) Catalog, 1913, p. 7 (As New York View)
Cameras and Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL), Catalog 410E, 1916, p. 20 (As Model B mahogany camera body instead of cedar)
Cameras and Photographic Supplies, Sears, Roebuck & Co. (Chicago, IL), Catalog 410F, c.1917, p. 20 (As Model B mahogany camera body instead of cedar)

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