Rochester Camera Co.

King Camera

Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: c.1897-1903
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (gears internal to base); single swing; three-piece lensboard; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany bed; red leather bellows; brass hardware;
Sizes Offered: 5×7; 5×8; 6.5-8.5; 8×10; 11×14
Notes: This camera is an English compact style, one of the last remnants of the once extensive line of English style cameras offered by Rochester companies.  The illustrated camera is 5×7.
References:
Dept. 5: Photographic Lenses, Supplies, etc. 2nd ed.; Andrew J. Lloyd & Co. (Boston) catalog, 1897, p. 41 
Photographic Apparatus,
 Rochester Camera Co. Catalog, April 1898. pp. 4-5
Photographic Apparatus,
 Rochester Camera & Supply Co. Catalog, 1899. pp. 34-35
Catalogue of Photographic Sundries
, Jas. H. Smith & Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog, 1899, p. 17
The Poco Camera , Rochester Camera & Supply Co. (Branch of Rochester Optical & Camera Co., Rochester, NY), 1900, p. 38-39
Andrew J. Lloyd Catalog, 1902, p. 191
Poco Cameras, Rochester Camera & Supply Co. (Rochester, NY), 1902, p.38
Catalogue Photographic
, Chicago Photo Materials Co. (Chicago, IL) Catalog, 1903, p. 24