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Cycle Poco No. 1 by Rochester Camera Mfg. Co

The Cycle Poco No. 1 was manufactured by the Rochester Camera Mfg. Co. beginning in 1895 through approximately 1903. Designed for cyclist as an extremely compact camera with all the features of the regular Poco, it was quickly adopted by tourists and other mobile sports enthusiasts. The camera was constructed of a solid mahogany box dovetailed and highly polished. Is was covered with the best seal grain leather with an accompanying leather handle, polished and lacquered brass metal hardware, and High quality red russian leather bellows with rings and lined with gossamer cloth. The back featured a vertical and horizontal central swing that was detachable, with a spring actuated ground glass with a panel for focusing. The front featured a rising and double sliding adjustment with a detachable lens board and rack and single rack and pinion focusing. Two tripod sockets were provided along with a combination view finder and level. The lens was a high grade planatograph with automatic shutter with pneumatic release. Available in 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 sizes.

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