James W. Queen Peck & Co.
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.
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;
Sizes Offered: 6½x8½
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.
Queen & Co. Catalog P Photographic Material, J. W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1886, pp.
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