American Optical Co. (Scovill Mfg. Co.,
proprietors) (New York City, NY)
Wooden Case - c.
Appears to fit several 4x5"
Ne Plus Ultra sized plate holders
features: box joints instead of spline joints (usual for Scovill); two-piece
clasp, requiring inletting into the wood, has a spring-loaded retention piece -
once closed, it will not open, like the later, one-piece clasp. Has stamp on the
top that reads: "Scovill Manufacturing Co. New York". This is the same stamp as
on the Ne Plus Ultra LP962.
Outside dimensions: 8"Lx4"Wx7⅞"H. Inside dimensions: 7⅜"Lx3⅝"W
(narrowed to 3½" by a post-production extra wood slat at the top) x6¼"H (bottom
height; there is some more headroom in the top). The box was empty when
found; its dimension of 3⅝" is too narrow for even the narrowest of American
Optical/Scovill cameras, so it is assumed to have been for plate holders.
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