E.I. Horsman Co., New York, NY








Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: c. 1888-1900
Construction: rear focus via push-pull; single or no swing; reversing by two tripod mounts; no lensboard;  ground glass frame hinges down
Materials: cherry body and base; black leatherette bellows; brass hardware, varnish finish
Sizes Offered: Eclipse No. 2: 3.25×4.25 (top photos); Eclipse No. 3: 4.5×6.5 (bottom photos)
Notes: According to McKeown’s “Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras”, the E.I. Horsman Co. also sold lawn tennis equipment and bicycles.  The “outfit” included a wooden box, trays, chemicals, etc. similar to the “Scholar’s” outfit of Scovill and the “Eureka School” outfit of Anthony.
     The No. 2 and No. 3 cameras shown above are the usual model encountered, in that they have no removable lensboard.  The Horsman Eclipse No. 33, however, has a lensboard.  
American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1890, p. 12

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