Rochester Optical Co.
Optical Co. Catalog, 1894, p. 15
Date Introduced: - ;
Years Manufactured: c. 1893-1894
Construction: pop-out front
Materials: cherry wood
Sizes Offered: 3¼x4¼, 4x5,
Notes: Uses special holders
which are the same as for the Midget camera. The Katch was a short-lived
rip-off of a type of camera popular in Europe. The original inspiration is
probably the Shew Eclipse, shown below.
1893 Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester
Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1893, p. 17
1894 Catalogue of Photographic Apparatus, Rochester
Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1894, p. 15
Shew Eclipse, 3¼ x 4¼
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