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The Rochester Camera

The Rochester Camera, also known in collector circles as the Folding Rochester Camera was manufactured by the Rochester Camera Manufacturing Company from the beginning of the company in 1892 to 1895. This was one of the early cameras of the amateur boom that ushered in the concept of a self casing camera. It was made in a 4 x 5 and a 5 x 7 inch format. Constructed of mahogany with heavy seal grain leather covering, brass hardware and a thick red leather bellows. The early version consisted of a solid body and a later version with a split body providing swing back. This camera featured a high grade symmetrical lens, rotating diaphragms and shutter built into the wooden lens board. All models are rare.

CLICK HERE for a list of Rochester Camera Co. cameras.

See The L.A.W camera for a custom variation of the Folding Rochester made exclusively for Kimball and Mathews

See the solid body version of the Folding Rochester at Rob Niederman's Site

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