Rochester Camera Manufacturing Co.

Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.: c. 1896
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 relatively reddish varnish. Compare to the Favorites of Rochester Camera Co., Rochester Camera & Supply Co. and Rochester Optical Co.  Also compare this design to Scovill’s Acme Back Focus Cone Camera.

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