Non-View Cameras

 

As odd as it may seem, there are interesting cameras other than American wooden view cameras.

 

 

Studio Cameras

Small wet-plate, sliding-box camera, c.1850
Peck & Co. Studio Camera, c.1855
Three pages of photographic formulae found with the Peck & Co. Studio Camera, c.1855
Small transitional wet-plate/early dry-plate portable camera, c.1860's-c.1870's
J. A. Anderson Extra Quality Studio Camera, c.1880's-c.1890's
J. A. Anderson Success-Like Model Name Studio Camera, c.1880's-c.1890's

 

 

Early Box Cameras, Blair Hawkeyes, Miscellaneous Blair

Hawkeye Detective Camera, Boston-type with hinged back - Unmarked - c.1888
Hawkeye Detective Camera, typical Boston-type with pop-in back - marked Boston Camera Co. - c.1889
Hawkeye Detective Camera, 1st Model, but no side window - marked Blair Camera Co. - c.1890
Hawkeye Detective Camera, typical 1st Model, with side window - Blair Camera Co. - c.1891
Hawkeye Detective Camera, typical 2nd Model - Blair Camera Co. - c.1893
Folding Hawkeye No. 2 - Blair Camera Co. - c.1892-5
Kodak, No. 2 - Eastman Kodak Co. - c.1889
Kodak, Ordinary No. C - Eastman Kodak Co. - c.1890
Nighthawk - Manhattan Optical Co. - c.1895
Premier Variation 1 - Rochester Optical Co. - c.1891-1892
Premier Variation 2 - Rochester Optical Co. - c.1893-1903
Folding Premier, Original Model - Rochester Optical Co. - c.1892
Blair Camera Co. Factory Woodworking Clamp
Blair Camera Co. Shipping Crate for 14x17 plateholders
Blair Camera Co. Roller-Blind Shutter, c. 1888
The Scovill & Adams Co. Triad Detective Camera, c. 1892
The Scovill & Adams Co. Knack Detective Camera / Antique Oak Detective Camera, c. 1890

 

 

Leather-covered Long Focus or Front- and Back-Focusing View Cameras
 These are wooden view cameras except the good parts are hidden away behind leather.  Too complex for amateurs, and not enough movement (rise, shift, tilt, or swing) for professionals, these cameras never became very popular.  Their heyday was about 1900, when every manufacturer had a version - by about 1910, they had disappeared from catalogs.

The Anthony & Scovill Co. Leather-Covered Compact -  c. 1903
The Anthony & Scovill Co. Long Focus Reversible Back Solograph - c.1901
Century Camera Co. Century Grand, Long Focus -  c.1901-c.1905
The Folmer & Schwing Long Focus Graphic -  c.1901

The Folmer & Schwing Reversible Back Graphic - , c.1901
The Folmer & Schwing Reversible Back Graphic Special -  c.1901
Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Korona Royal (also sold by G. Gennert as the Montauk Royal in 1908) - Korona Series VI Royal - Korona Series VI Special -  c.1903-1912
Gundlach Optical Co. Long Focus Korona Series VI -  c.1900 (also sold by G. Gennert as the Long Focus Montauk in c.1908)
G. Gennert Montauk, Long Focus -  c.1900s
G. Gennert Montauk, Long Focus -  c.1900s
G. Gennert Montauk, Long Focus Reversible Back -  c.1900
G. Gennert Montauk Royal -  c.1908
Manhattan Optical Co. Wizard, Long Focus Wide Angle -  c.1900
Montgomery Ward & Co. New Era Camera, Style 30 -  c.1905
Rochester Camera Co. Poco, Long Focus - , 1895-1897
Rochester Optical Co. Premo, Long Focus, Variation 1-  c.1895-1900
Rochester Optical & Camera Co. Premo, Long Focus, Variation 2-  1901
Rochester Optical  Co. Premo, Long Focus Variation 3-  1901-1904
Rochester Optical Co. Premo, Reversible Back -  c.1905 - 5x7
Rochester Optical & Camera Co. Ray, Long Focus -  c.1901

 

 

Hand and Stand Cameras, Press Cameras

Folding Kodak Improved - Eastman Kodak Co., c.1890 - 5x7
Folding Kodak Improved - Eastman Kodak Co., c.1891 - 4x5
Cycle (Bicycle) -type camera - American Camera Co. - 4x5
Wide Angle - Manhattan Optical Co., c.1896 - 5x7
Reko - Rochester Optical Co., c.1899 - 4x5
Premo Sr. - Rochester Optical Co., 1895-1900 - 4x5
Reversible Back Cycle Graphic - Folmer & Schwing Mfg. Co. - 4x5
Speed Graphic, Top-Handle - Folmer & Schwing Division, EKC, c.1925 - 3x4
Speed Graphic, Top-Handle - Folmer & Schwing Division, EKC, c.1925 - 3x5
Speed Graphic, Top-Handle - Folmer & Schwing Division, EKC, c.1925 - 5x7
Speed Graphic, Pre-Anniversary - Folmer-Graflex Corp., c.1937 - 4x5
No. 0 Graphic - Folmer & Schwing Division, EKC, c.1915 - 1⅝x2

 

 

Movie Cameras
Cheap thrills: movie cameras from the 1920's for about $10; a functioning matching projector with case for $30 & shipping.  They are very well built and usually work fine as found.  16mm film that fits the cine-kodaks can still be purchased, and it is a blast to hand-crank some movies.  It is probably best to be sitting down when obtaining the prices of said film and developing.

Cine-Kodak Model B, Eastman Kodak Co., c.1920 - 16mm (with shoulder-carry-type case)
Cine-Kodak Model B, Eastman Kodak Co., c.1920 - 16mm (with handle-carry-type case)
Cine-Kodak Model B, Tropical Finish, Eastman Kodak Co., c.1920 - 16mm

 

35mm Cameras

ФЕД (FED) Leica copy c.1930s

 

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