Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY

Date Introduced: 1904  (as Century View No. 1); Years Manufactured: c.1904-1928
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; reversing by removable back; three-piece lensboard
Materials: mahogany wood body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 5×7 (below), 6.5×8.5, 8×10 (above)
Notes: The Century Camera Co. was founded in 1900 – hence the name.  George Eastman acquired a controlling interest in the company in 1904, and it became the Century Camera Div., EKC in 1907.  From 1907-1915, this camera is referred to as the Century #1, Century Camera Div., EKC.  From 1916-~1922 it is the Eastman View Camera No. 1.  It disappeared from the Eastman Professional Catalog between 1925 and 1929.
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Division, Eastman Kodak Co., 1914, pp30-31
Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalog, 1915
Professional Photographic Apparatus and Materials Catalogue No. 30Robey-French Co. (Boston, MA)c. 1915, p. 47
Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalog, 1917
Premo Cameras for 1917, Rochester Optical Dept., Eastman Kodak Co., 1917, pp. 28-29
Premo Cameras, Rochester Optical Dept., Eastman Kodak Co., 1918, pp. 26-27
Photographic Apparatus and SuppliesHirsch & Kaiser (San Francisco, CA)c. 1918, p. 27
Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalog, 1920
Eastman Professional Catalog, 1923, p. 28
Eastman Professional Catalog, 1925

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