The Scovill & Adams Co., (New York, NY)

Knack Detective Camera / Antique Oak Detective Camera - c. 1892

 

How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Sargent & Co. (Cleveland, OH), April 1891, p. 29

How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), January 1892, p. 29

 




Notes:

     When introduced in April 1891, this camera was dubbed The Knack Detective Camera, and came in either "Antique Oak" (wood exterior) finish, or covered in leather.  By the January 1892 catalog, the leather covered option had been dropped, and the name of the camera model was changed to The Antique Oak Detective Camera.

     The configuration of landmarks (holes, knobs, doors) in the engravings does not match the configuration of the camera itself.  It could be that the engraving was made from a preliminary camera, and the exact configuration was different in production.

 

References:
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Sargent & Co. (Cleveland, OH), April 1891, p. 29
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), distributed by Horgan, Robey & Co. (Boston, MA), June 1891, p. 28
How to Make Photographs and Descriptive Price List, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), January 1892, p. 29
 

 

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