Rochester Optical Co.

Katch Camera

Rochester Optical Co. Catalog, 1894, p. 15

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1893-1894
Construction: pop-out front focus
Materials: cherry wood throughout,
Sizes Offered: 3x4, 4x5, 4x6, 5x7
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.

References:
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, 3 x 4

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