Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co.

Date Introduced: 1913-1914 ; Years Manufactured: c. 1914-1930’s
Construction: front and rear focus via rack and pinion (two gear tracks on top of base rails); double swing; non-reversing; three-piece lensboard;
Materials: walnut-stained cherry body, cherry base, black leatherette bellows ; nickeled hardware
Sizes Offered: 5×12; 7×17; 8×20
Notes: The fitted canvas case holds as many as three plate or film holders vertically, and there is a built-in shelf to set the camera on so that it is more reachable that if it was all the way at the bottom of the case.  Not offered as late as 1912, so introduced 1913-1914.  The camera above is the cute little 5×12″ version from the Ralph Naylor collection.
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1914
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1915, 26-28
Catalogue of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1919-1920, p. 32
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog, May 1, 1920, pp. 18-20
Photographic Lenses and Korona Cameras
, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog #22, c. 1920’s, p. 44-46
Catalogue No. 10 and Bargain Book No. 11 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories, 1920-1921; Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), 1920, p.33
Photographic Lenses and Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Catalog No. 25, 1925, p. 42-45
Studio and Kodak Finishing Equipment CatalogZ.T. Briggs Photo Supply Co. (Kansas City, MOc. 1927, p. 58
Korona Cameras, Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. (Rochester, NY), 1930
Photographic Supplies, Burke & James, Inc. (Chicago), Catalog #250, 1931, p. 26 (As The Rexo Panoramic View Camera)

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