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

Eclipse Outfit, No. 1

American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1888, ads p. 26
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1888
Construction: fixed focus?; no swing; non-reversing, wooden box camera: solid sides and top
Materials:
Sizes Offered: 3x4
Notes: This camera appears to be essentially a box camera.  It is included amongst the Horsman view cameras because it is named The Eclipse, as were all the Horsman cameras.  There is a 3x4" view camera advertised as the Eclipse No. 2, and a 4x6" view camera of the same design named Eclipse No. 3.  Since the Eclipse No. 2 has the same plate size as this camera, we can conclude that this solid-sided camera must be the Eclipse No. 1.

References: 
The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1888, C.W. Canfield, ed.; Scovill Mfg. Co. (New York, NY), copyright 1887, ads p. 26

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