Any info on these two cameras??

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by wendy_stewart, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. I recently bought two cameras on Ebay and having hard time locating info on
    the cameras. Any info on them would be great.

    First one is "The National Camera":
    http://www.dropshots.com/photos/113859/20070123/043934.jpg.
    Any idea about age??

    Second camera is Seneca Camera. I have been told was sold by Sear company.
    era 1901.(I think)
    http://www.dropshots.com/photos/113859/20070205/181911.jpg.
     
  2. have a look at<br>
    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/<br>
    and follow some links there<br>
    Regards<br>
    Martin<br>
     
  3. Hi Wendy,
    I have a 4x5 that looks alot like the second camera you are asking about. It's labeled "Conley"
    and the only info I could find on it said that it was also a Sears & Roebuck branded camera.
    The lens on mine is a triple convertable, labeled Conley, but made by Wollensak. The camera
    is from the early 1900's as well. It's a fun camera to play arounfd with. I'll see if I have a
    picture of mine handy.
     
  4. Here's a picture of the Conley branded camera I was telling you about:
    00JptZ-34832584.jpg
     
  5. Conley was the company that manufactured them and the cameras was sold through different companies. Mainly Sears company. They were produced 1901 era. That's as far as I've gotten.
     
  6. There used to be a few Seneca sites out there. Try Googling the words Seneca and improved. Here's one I came up with right away...

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/seneca/sennew.htm
     
  7. And this...

    http://www.fiberq.com/cam/seneca.htm
     
  8. Sorry have the name incorrect. The second on is actually Seroco Camera. They are slightly different. Mine has leather and the others have wood frames and this site has very little info. Not a very helpful site. :( http://www.fiberq.com/cam/seneca/sennew.htm

    Thanks anyhow for the info.
     
  9. Seroco is an acronym for Sears Roebuck & Co. It's their private label brand for cameras made by many different manufacturers.
     

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