Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co., Rochester, NY

Competitor Camera, Penny Picture Outfit


Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. Catalog N, c. 1914, pp. 38-39

8 x 10


Date Introduced: 1909 ; Years Manufactured: 1909-c.1921
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), lacquered polished brass hardware, leatherette bellows, lacquer finish
Sizes Offered: 8x10
Notes: Earlier Seneca catalogs had the Competitor View Camera (the 8x10 version of which is the basis for the Penny Picture Outfit), but did not mention Penny Picture by name, or offer the special multiple back, etc.  The camera came with shifting front or without.  Canvas case

References:
Seneca Plate, Film & View Cameras, Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) 1909, p. 35
Seneca Cameras, Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY), Catalog J, 1910, pp. 37-38
Cameras and Supplies, J. L. Lewis (New York, NY) Catalog No. 12, c. 1910, p 16 (as the National Penny Picture Outfit)
Seneca Cameras,
Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog K, 1911, pp. 41-42
Seneca Cameras,
Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog L, 1912, p. 43
Seneca Cameras,
Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog M, 1913, p. 42
Seneca Cameras, Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog N, c. 1914, p. 38
Seneca Cameras, Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog P, c. 1916, p. 37
Seneca Cameras,
Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog Q, c. 1917, p. 35
Seneca Cameras,
Seneca Camera Manufacturing Co. (Rochester, NY) Catalog R, c. 1918, p. 35
Catalogue of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1919-1920
, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1919, p. 33
Catalogue No. 10 and Bargain Book No. 11 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1920-1921; Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1920, p.32
 

 

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