Rochester Camera Co.

Favorite Camera Variation 2

Rochester Camera Co. Catalog, April 1898, p. 9

6 x 8


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; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 6x8
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 Acme.

Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), May 1896. p. 8-9
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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