New Haven Reversible Back View Camera
Date Introduced: – ; Years Manufactured: c. 1885-1890
Construction: back focus via push-pull with focusing screw; double swing; reversing by removable back
Materials: mahogany body; cherry base; black rubber bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 6.5×8.5; 8×10; 10×12; 11×14; 14×17; 17×20
Notes: The Queen references do not refer to the cameras being Scovill, but Scovill was headquartered in Connecticut. Despite the appearance of the engraving above (which may actually be an engraving of a studio camera), the New Haven is described in the catalogs as having a folding bed. If the engraving is near correct, it is no less than a studio camera with a folding bed; probably weighed a ton, although contained in a canvas case.
Photographic Material, Catalogue P 19th ed., James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1886, p. 71
Photographic Material, Catalogue O & P 22nd ed., James W. Queen & Co. (Philadelphia, PA), 1891, p. 59