Montgomery Wards & Co., Chicago, IL

The Chicago View Stereoscopic Camera

Montgomery Ward & Co. Catalog, c. 1905, p. 33
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Imperial Camera & Mfg. Co. Imperial View, identical to Montgomery Wards Chicago View Stereoscopic Camera

 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1905
Construction: front and rear 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, brass hardware, black fabric and rubber bellows
Sizes Offered: 5x8 only
Notes: From the distinctive inset plumb bob, this camera would appear to be identical to the Imperial View.  The 5x8 stereo version has a wide, stereo-sized lens board that the 6x8 Imperial View does not.

References:
Special Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Montgomery Ward & Co. (Chicago, IL), c. 1905, p. 33

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