Probably L. M. Prince & Bro., Cincinnati, OH



Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1890's
Construction: rear focus via push-pull; single swing; three-piece lens board; non-reversing
Materials: mahogany body; cherry bed; black fabric bellows; nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 5x8

     This camera appears to be a variation of the Prince Bros. Improved Utility that is back focus and without the fine focus adjustment.  Just like the Improved Utility, the above camera possesses many features similar to the ROC New Model, such as the tilt down ground glass frame, the tilt mechanism and the clip on top.  The camera has the same L-shaped bed of the Improved Utility, and, as in the Improved Utility, the details differ slightly from the ROC models.  The lens board on this camera, which appears to be the same wood, finish, and age of the wood around it, is marked Scovill Mfg. Co. NY.  The metal corners on the front standard were probably added as reinforcements by the owner.



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