Empire State View 11×14 / Eastman View Camera 11×14

Date Introduced: re-introduced, 1928 ; Years Manufactured: c.1923-1930s
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; three-piece lensboard; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black leatherette bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 11×14 only
Notes: After having discarded the name Empire State in about 1915,  Eastman re-introduced a model Empire State View by  1923.  Bearing similarities in design to both the Century No. 1 and Empire State, Improved, it was only available in the 11×14 format.  By 1928, the name of this same 11×14 model was changed to The Eastman View Camera 11×14.  The only reason apparent for the name game is that in 1923, there were already a model called Eastman View No. 1, so “Empire State” was resurrected.  By 1928, the Eastman View No. 1 had been discontinued, so the name was open.
Eastman Professional Catalog 1923, p. 29
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1927Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 17
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1928Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 13
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1929Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 13
No. 29 Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Outfits and Supplies, Eastman Kodak Stores, Inc. (St. Louis, MO), May 1, 1929, p. 4
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus
 1930Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 13
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1931-1932Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 13
Photographic Materials, Mail Order Catalog No. 131, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), April 1931, p. 33
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus
 1932-1933Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 10 (lumped with the 2d)
Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), p. 39 (As Eastman View Camera 11×14)
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus
 1934-1935Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 12 (lumped with the 2d)
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1935-1936Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 8
Eastman Professional Photographic Apparatus 1936-1937Eastman Kodak Co. (Rochester, NY), p. 8 (lumped with the 2d)
Catalogue of Photographic Materials, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY) Catalog No. 397July 1939, p. 43

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