E. & H.T. Anthony

Phantom Camera

Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. catalog, January 1891, p. 19
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6x8
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Date Introduced: January 1888-July 1888 ; Years Manufactured: 1888-1889 to Dec1895
Construction: front focus via rack and pinion (gears internal to base); single swing; reversing by rotating bellows and back; plywood lens board
Materials: mahogany body; mahogany base; black fabric bellows; brass hardware
Sizes Offered: 4x6; 5x7; 5x8; 6x8; 8x10
Notes: This elegant design is essentially an English compact style but with Anthony's peculiar rotating bellows.  The design appears to have a tendency to loosen up over the years, and it suffers the fate of most compact styles, in that the lens must be removed before collapsing, so often goes missing.

References:
Not in the January 1888 Anthony catalog
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Vol. I, 1888, W. J. Harrison and A. H. Elliot, eds., E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), July 1888, ads p. 72
Illustrated Catalogue of Amateur Photographic Equipments & Materials, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), January 1889, pp. 80-82
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Vol. II, 1889, W. J. Harrison and A. H. Elliot, eds., E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), ads p. 53
The International Annual Anthony's Photographic Bulletin, Vol. III, 1890-1891, W. J. Harrison and A. H. Elliot, eds., E. & H. T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), ads p. 101
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), January 1891, p. 19-20
How to Make Photographs.  A Manual for Amateurs, C. T. Roche and H.T. Anthony, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1892, p. 32
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin Vol. VI 1894, edited by A.H. Elliott and F.P. Smith, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1893, p. 71 (list of view and other cameras)
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs
, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), September, 1894, p. 23-24
The International Annual of Anthony's Photographic Bulletin Vol. VII 1895,E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), 1894, ads p. 99
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), January 1895, p. 23-24
Illustrated Catalogue of Photographic Equipments and Materials for Amateurs, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. (New York, NY), December, 1895, p. 23-24
Not in the August 1896 Anthony catalog

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