Rochester Camera Co.
Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.: c. 1897
Construction: back focus via push-pull; single swing; three-piece lensboard; reversing by removable back; no gears
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: at least 6.5×8.5
Notes: The photographs illustrate the 6.5×8.5 size. This camera is finished with a very red varnish. Compare to the Favorites of Rochester Camera Mfg. Co, Rochester Camera & Supply Co. and Rochester Optical Co. Also compare this design to Scovill’s Acme Back Focus Cone Camera.
Photographic Apparatus, Rochester Camera Co. Catalogue, April, 1898, p. 8-9 (engraving shows ground glass springs facing same way, however, like the engraving for Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.)