Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co., Rochester, NY ?

Competitor Camera, Variation 2 (nickel) ?

5 x 7
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Date Introduced: - ; Years Manufactured: c. 1915
Construction: back focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of the base rails); double swing; reversing by removable back; shifting front standard
Materials:  mahogany-finished wood (but not mahogany), nickeled brass hardware, leatherette bellows
Sizes Offered: at least 5x7
Notes: This camera may not be a Seneca product.  Although it bears a strong resemblance in design to the competitor, but has different swing hardware, and is nickeled, whereas the Competitor was always advertised as brass.  Yet it has the front shift that is unique to Competitors of this era.


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