Cycle Poco No. 5 - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Cycle Poco No. 5

Rochester Camera & Supply Co.

Rochester

USA

Image of Cycle Poco No. 5

Lens:
f8, 5 x 4 Symmetrical, iris diaphragm to 128, US scale.

Shutter:
Rauber & Wollensak Automatic, two-blade, speeds 1 - 1/100, B, T.

Construction:
Leather covered wood body, mauve leather bellows.

Format:
5" x 4" plates held in double dark-slides.

Focusing:
Bellows, scale to 5 feet. Double extension.

Attributes:
Reflecting view-finder with cross hairs and ball for levelling. Reversing spring back.

Movements:
Rising front.

Serial Number:
199686 .

The camera name plaque shows the maker to be Rochester Camera & Supply Co., the shutter carries the names of Rauber & Wollensak and Rochester Optical & Camera Co. These various names suggest a date of 1899 or shortly thereafter.

References & Notes:
Kingslake, Phot. Manu. of Rochester.

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