Rochester: Rochester Optical Company, 1894. 8vo., 64 pp., illustrated with engravings, 1 page priced list of Zeiss anastigmatic lenses laid-in. Decorative paper wrappers. A few small stains, spine ends chipped, soft vertical crease; very good. Item #53146
"In 1883 the Rochester Optical Company was founded by W. F. Carlton when he took over the assets of camera maker William H. Walker. It invented and produced the famous "Premo" view camera line. In 1899 it became a participant of an unsuccessful merger of camera companies. The resulting company made losses and was taken over by Kodak in 1903. Kodak let the factory continue the Premo camera line." www.camerapedia.com
Largely for the professional photographer, this illustrated and priced catalogue has a wide range of view cameras, including The Carlton, The Universal, The Ideal, The Empire State, The Peerless, The Stereoscopic, The Katch, The Premo, and several miniature roll film cameras. Also included are film and plate holders, tripods, shutters, lenses, printing frames, lanterns, beakers, trays, chemicals, plates, and card mounts.