Antique & Vintage Photographic Equipment

New Model View Camera

Rochester Optical Company

Name: New Model View Camera
Type: View Camera (Tailboard)
Manufacturer: Rochester Optical Company
Country of Origin: US
Construction: Standard US style view camera of tailboard type construction. When collapsed, the baseboard frame folds up behind the rear section.
Production Period: 1895


Plate / Film Size: 5 x 8 plates
Lens: E & H Anthony Single Achromatic with wheel stops
Shutter: None
Movements: Rising front
Dimensions (w x h x l):  
Date of this Example: c1895
Serial Number: None
  • Common [ ]
  • Uncommon [x]
  • Hard to Find [ ]
  • Scarce [ ]
Inventory Number: 370


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The New Model View camera is a standard US style tailboard camera. It carries a chrome plated label with the company name and model inscribed.

The New Model View camera has chrome fittings and a brass barrel lens. It has brown bellows (although they may have discoloured with age).

This example is generally in good order. There is only minor marking to the woodwork and limited scuffing to top edges of the bellows. The fittings are in good order, with some brassing of the focusing / lock control knobs. 4 holes on the right hand side edge (viewed from front) - perhaps from an auxiliary viewfinder?


A few examples of this camera have been seen in Europe, but understandably they are far more common in the US, which is where this was example was purchased from.