Rochester Optical Co.

Carlton Camera

Rochester Optical Co. Catalog, 1895, p. 2

6 x 8
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c.1893-1904 discontinued 1905
Construction: telescoping bed front focus via internal rack and pinion; double swing; three-piece lensboard; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany base; maroon leather bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4x5; 4x6; 5x7; 5x8; 6x8; 8x10; 10x12; 11x14
Notes: This model is an English style compact; it came with canvas case.  The above camera is 6x8; its lens has both original lens caps and a velvet pouch for storage, since the lens cannot remain on the camera when it is folded.  The 8x10 version is below.

References:
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1893, p. 2-3
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1894, p. 2-3
The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1894, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1893, p. 17 (ROC ad)
The American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1894, The Scovill & Adams Co. (New York, NY), 1893, p. 118 (Douglass & Shuey ad)
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1895, p. 2-3
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1896, p. 2-3
Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1897, p. 2-3
Catalogue "G" 1896 Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Montgomery Ward & Co. (Chicago, IL), 1896, p. 18
Catalogue "G" 1896-1897 Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Montgomery Ward & Co. (Chicago, IL), p. 17
Catalogue "G" 1897 Photographic Apparatus and Materials, Montgomery Ward & Co. (Chicago, IL), 1897, p. 18

Dept. 5: Photographic Lenses, Supplies, etc. 2nd ed.; Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Boston, MA), 1897, p. 43
Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), June 1898, pp. 2-3
Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1899, pp. 4-5
Illustrated Catalogue No. 18,
L.M. Prince & Bros. (Cincinnati, OH), c. 1899, p. 32
Photographic Apparatus,
Rochester Optical & Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1901, pp. 4-5
Photographic Encyclopedia, Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Boston, MA), 1901, p. 104
Kodaks, Cameras, Photographic Supplies May 1901 to May 1902, N. Watry & Co. (Chicago, IL), 1901, p. 29
Premo Cameras,
Rochester Optical Co. succeeded by Rochester Optical & Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1902, p. 41
Premo Cameras,
Rochester Optical Co. succeeded by Rochester Optical & Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1903, p. 28
Catalogue Photographic
, Chicago Photo Materials Co. (Chicago, IL), 1903, p. 25
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1904, p. 34

8x10
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