In 1891 the Rochester Camera Mfg. Co. was founded by H. B. Carlton, the brother of Rochester Optical's founder W. F. Carlton. Later it became the Rochester Camera and Supply Co. In 1899 it joined the new group Rochester Optical and Camera Co. which was taken over by Kodak in 1903. Read more about Rochester at Camerapedia

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Empire State View

Description Folding field camera. Polished wood. Brass fittings.
Year c1893-1914
Film Size 5X7
Value $175 - $250
Acquired January 29, 2000. Purchased at Looking Glass Antique Mall in Lewisville, TX for $600 with tripod.
Sample Photos

Currently untested


Cycle Poco

Description Patents on camera are February 6, 1900 and July 23, 1901, folding-bed plate, leather covered wood body, nicely finished wood interior and maroon bellows. Band around lens reads 4X5 rapid rectilinear.
Year Unknown
Film Size 4X5
Value Unknown
Acquired November 29, 2000. Gift from a friend.
Sample Photos

Currently untested