Excelsior View Camera,
Below, Richard Walsl Catalog, 1882, p. 46
Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.
Construction: rear focus
Sizes Offered: 6½x8½ to 1-4;
8x10; 10x12; 11x14; 14x17; 17x20; 5x8 Stereoscopic
Notes: Apparently all
Semmendinger Cameras, no matter what design, are called The Excelsior. This one,
having cone bellows, is referred to here as Excelsior Variation 1, and appears to
be the most
common Semmendinger design, containing a small chamber below the lens board and
cone bellows, as shown in the engraving above. Another type, without the
chamber, is referred to as Excelsior Variation 2.
The Photographer's Friend, Richard Walsl (Baltimore,
MD), 7th edition, 1882, p. 46 (as Extra Quality View Cameras)
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