E.I. Horsman Co., New York, NY

No. 33 Eclipse Outfit

American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1890, ads p. 12
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possibly a variant Eclipse 3 or Eclipse 33, doesn't have a shifting lens board, 4 x 6



Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1888-1900
Construction: rear focus via push-pull; single or no swing; reversing by two tripod mounts; three-piece lens board; ground glass frame hinges down
Materials: cherry body; cherry base; black leatherette bellows; brass hardware, varnish finish
Sizes Offered: 4x6
Notes: Advertisements for the No. 33, like the one above, indicate a camera essentially as shown in the photographs.  The lens board on the photographed camera is mahogany and not original.  The original would have been the "patent vertical and horizontal shifting front".  The photographed camera also differs from the advertisement in that it has no swing, and different placement of hardware.  Most Eclipse cameras encountered are the No. 2 or No. 3.  There is also an Eclipse box camera, which is assumed to be the Eclipse No. 1.

References: 
Horsman's Lawn Tennis, E. I. Horsman (New York, NY), c. 1890, unpaginated, approximately p. 29
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1890, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1889, ads p. 12
also see: Dan Colucci's: http://members.aol.com/oct0969/hors.htm

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