Rochester View, Variation 3

Rochester Optical and Camera Co., Rochester Camera & Supply Co.

Rochester Camera & Supply Co. Catalog, 1903, p. 22

5 x 7

5 x 7

Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1901-1903
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); single swing; three-piece lens board; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; cherry bed; black fabric bellows; brass hardware;
Sizes Offered: 5x7; 5x8; 6x8; 8x10; 11x14; 14x17
Notes: Appears to be the same as Rochester View, Variation 2, except that the base has lost its short front extension, and gained a similarly short extension in the rear.  This camera is dropped in favor of the Empire State, Variation 3 when the Rochester Optical Co. is re-organized in 1903.

Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Optical & Camera Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog, 1901, pp. 12-13
Poco Cameras,
Rochester Optical & Camera Co. (Rochester, NY), 1902, p.39
Andrew J. Lloyd Catalog, 1902, p. 191
Poco Cameras, Rochester Camera and Supply Co. succeeded by the Rochester Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1903, p. 22
Catalogue Photographic
, Chicago Photo Materials Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog, 1903, p. 24

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