|Rochester Reko half plate camera c1899|
Rochester Optical Co. Reko. Made in New York, USA 1899. This particular camera isn't part of the collection but was restored by me for its owner who discovered it in a garden shed in appalling condition. As much of the original was retained as possible, since the camera was not to be used the bellows were retained, although they are holed. The leather covering was beyond saving. The shutter was overhauled and works fine. It would be tempting to mask off the bellows at some time just so it can take one more picture. It can be seen in the work shop area of the museum.
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