Scovill Mfg. Co.
New Haven Stereoscopic Camera
Scovill Mfg. Co., New Haven, CT factory
Often, a camera marked "Scovill" made in the former Samuel Peck factory in New Haven, CT (acquired by Scovill Mfg. Co. in 1857) is a less expensive version of a camera marked "American Optical" mad in the former John Stock factory in New York City, NY (acquired by Scovill Mfg. Co. in 1867). In this case the Scovill New Haven Stereoscopic Camera would appear to be exactly identical to the American Optical Philadelphia Stereoscopic Camera. The conclusion would seem to be warranted, considering that the exact same engraving is used to illustrate both models in the very same catalog.
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