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Gem Poco by Rochester Camera Mfg. Co.

The Gem Poco box Camera was manufactured by Rochester Camera Mfg. Co. from approximately 1895 to 1900. There were several versions of this camera. The early version contained a round view finder and later a square viewfinder. The original was constructed with a fixed focus achromatic lens, Rochester safety shutter which took 3 1/4 by 4 1/4 inch images or quarter plate. Covered in fine morocco leather and leather handle. This camera was fitted with 2 tripod plates and 2 view finders. the camera was compact and measured 4 1/2 by 6 by 7 inches. The camera accommodated 3 holders. Later models came in two sizes, the original quarter plate size, and a larger 4 x 5 size which measured 8 by 5 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches.

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