James W. Queen Peck & Co.
Philadelphia, PA

Queen Camera

This camera is extremely close in design and appearance to the Scovill Mfg. Co. Albion (so close that I put its reference under Albion until I noticed that the Queen reference was one year before the Albion appeared in Scovill catalogs).

Queen & Co. Photographic Material, James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), p.83


 

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1886
Construction: telescoping bed focus via rack and pinion (gear tracks hidden); single front and double back swing; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany bed; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 6x8
Notes:  This English-style field camera looks superficially identical to the Scovill Mfg. Co. Albion - even the canvas case looks the same - identical enough that the reference below sat the the Albion page for over three years, until I noticed that the 1887 Scovill catalog lacks the Albion, and it doesn't make sense that Queen & Co., even if re-selling a Scovill product, would bring it out before Scovill.  But there are some differences; the metal fastening the front standard being the most obvious.

References:
Queen & Co. Catalog P Photographic Material, J. W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1886, pp. 80-85

 

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