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Peerless Camera - c.1887 Rochester Optical Company

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    Posted 10 years ago

    rniederman
    (330 items)

    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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      Thanks, officialfuel!
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