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Peerless Camera - c.1887 Rochester Optical Company

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Cameras268 of 858Photographer with his camera on a tripodPatriotic Eagle & Flag Hand Tinted Stereoview - early 1870s
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Posted 1 year ago

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rniederman
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There's something about smaller pre-1900 wood cameras; let's face it, they're cute and I go out of my way to seek these out.

This is a beautiful "Peerless Camera" made by the Rochester Optical Company from 1887-94. It was offered in a variety of sizes ranging from 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 (I wish I had the smallest size) to 8 x 10 inches. The example shown here is a near flawless 4" x 5" view camera in 100% original condition made of a polished mahogany body, cherry bed, and highly polished nickel plated hardware.

Its always interesting to look at a camera design and reflect on its chosen name. Considering the above average construction for a late 1880s field camera, the Rochester Optical Company must have felt that this camera was without peer -- or "Peerless".

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  1. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, officialfuel!
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    Thanks mustangtony, walksoftly, and mtg75!
  3. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, AntigueToys!
  4. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks Phil and Designer!
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    Thanks, egreeley1976!
  6. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Sean!
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    Thanks, sanhardin!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Phil!
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    Thanks, miike!
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    Thanks, wood_cameras!
  11. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks Eric and Longings!
  12. rniederman rniederman, 6 months ago
    Thanks, aghcollect and Sean!
  13. rniederman rniederman, 14 days ago
    Thanks, farmlady!
  14. rniederman rniederman, 13 days ago
    Thanks, Chevelleman69!

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