A Pocket Poco folding plate camera
Bausch and Lomb Opt. Co
A Pocket Poco folding plate camera. 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" plate. Red bellows, RR lens, single pneumatic shutter Apertures range from 8 to 128 on U.S. system. Single speed shutter plus T & B. Brass lens plate and chrome fittings Rotating brilliant finder. Distance scale for focusing on base plate.Tripod socket on rear and side. Wooden body covered in black leather with red leather bellows. Base plate is polished wood. Leather carrying handle. Around Lens is 'Bausch & Lomb Optical Company Pat. APPD' Manufacturer plate 'Pocket Poco' Label under handle in blue 'The Poco Camera' logo in a shield.
Part of The Fenton Collection. A gift from British Film Institute in 2017. From 1986-1999, part of BFI collection for the Museum of the Moving Image. BFI purchased collection in 1986 from James Fenton's Museum of Photography, Port Erin, Isle of Man 1976-1986
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Bausch and Lomb Opt. Co, manufacturer