Rochester Camera Co.
Rochester Camera Co. Catalog, April 1898, p. 9
6½ x 8½
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.: c. 1897
Construction: back focus via
push-pull; single swing; three-piece
lens board; reversing by removable back; no gears
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows;
Sizes Offered: at least 6½x8½
Notes: All the Favorite
Variations are the same camera except for the name of the company that
manufactured them. The photographs illustrate the 6.5x8.5 size.
This camera is finished with a very red varnish. Compare
to the Favorites of Rochester Camera Mfg. Co, and Rochester Camera & Supply Co.
This design is similar to Scovill's Acme Back Focus Cone Camera,
but the back does not niftily nestle around the front when collapsed, like the
Rochester Camera Co. (Rochester, NY),
May 1896. p.
Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Camera Co.
(Rochester, NY), April, 1898, p. 8-9
(these references show the ground glass springs facing the same
way, however, like the engraving for Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.)
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