J. L. Lewis, New York, NYBurke & James, Inc., Chicago, IL
J. L. Lewis Catalogue No. 8, c.1907,
Seneca Camera Mfg.
Co. Competitor View Variation 1
Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1906-1910
Construction: 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
base, polished and lacquered brass hardware, canvas case
Sizes Offered: 5x7, 6½x8½, 8x10
Notes: Professional was
one brand name that J. L. Lewis
used - in this case, for what appears to be a Seneca Camera Mfg. Co.
Competitor Variation 1.,
that they apparently purchased for resale.
National Cameras and Supplies, Catalogue No. 8, J. L. Lewis (New York, NY), c. 1907, pp.
Cameras and Supplies, Catalog No. 12, J. L.
Lewis (New York, NY), c. 1910, p. 15
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