Eastman Kodak Co.



Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: c. 1910
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: 
Notes: One of the half-dozen cameras known by the name Empire State, it probably bears the same relationship to the Empire State No. 2 as does the Century No. 1 to the Century No. 2 (all of which were made by EKC at this time) – namely the lack of  an auxiliary tripod base.  It would easily be mistaken for an Empire State Improved if it did not have a label that states otherwise.
This camera is not listed in Eastman Professional Apparatus Catalogs of 1909, 1910, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1929, or 1932.
Photo Materials, George Murphy, Inc. (New York, NY), 1910-1911, p. 44