Rochester Optical & Camera Co.
6½ x 8½
Date Introduced: - ; Years
Manufactured: c. 1900-1901
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;
Sizes Offered: 5x7; 5x8; 6½x8½; 8x10; 11x14; 14x17
Rochester View, Variation 1 has a top-mounted, spring-loaded lens board retaining
clip, and ground glass springs that point the same way. Variation 2
retains the short front extension to the base, but now the rear standard as well
as the front focuses by rack and pinion, there are two,
bottom-mounted lens board retainers, and the ground glass springs face opposite
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