Blair Tourograph &Dry Plate Co., Blair Camera Co.
Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: c.1884-1894
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (single gear track on middle base rail); no swing; reverse by two tripod mounts; three-piece lensboard
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: #1560=3.25×4.25; #1561=4.25×5.5 (photo below); #1561A=5×7 (photos above); #1562=5×8 (photo below); #1563=6.5×8.5
Notes: #’s1560-1563 includes camera holder, lens, canvas case, tripod; #1564 A-E=same sizes but camera only. Called The Compact Camera in the 1884 catalog.
Blair Tourograph & Dry Plate Co. Catalog, 1884, un-numbered page between pages 14 and 15 (as the Compact Camera)
Oscar Foss (San Francisco) Catalog, 1890, p. 15-16
Anthony’s Photographic Bulletin XXV No. 5, May 1 1894, p. xi