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.

References:
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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