Item 2005.006.02.01 - Log Focus Revolving Back Conley Model XV

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Log Focus Revolving Back Conley Model XV

General material designation

  • Object

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description



Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • [between 1909 and 1918] (Manufacturing)
    Conley Camera Company

Physical description area

Physical description

1 piece of photographic equipment : camera

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Custodial history

Scope and content

Item is a folding dry plate camera with Wollensak lens, f2.5-16, Conley Safety Shutter 1 - 1/1000 sec. Mahogany and nickel construction with brown leather finish and red bellows. The Conley Camera company was based in Rochester Minnesota and frequently sold via the Sears mail order catalogue. The double-extension bellows allow for The date of 1907 printed on the camera refers to a Patent date, not the production date of the camera, which was between 1909 and 1918. This model was manufactured to accommodate 5 dry plate sizes, this one being 3.25" x 5.5".

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Collected by Wilhelm E. Nassau and donated to Ryerson University Library and Archives Special Collections department by Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011. Item was donated to Wilfrid Laurier University by Dr. Charles Paape,.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Open. Records are available for consultation without restriction.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


General note

Item is from the Wilhelm E. Nassau/Wilfrid Laurier University donation, accession number 2011.018. Moved to the Heritage Camera Collection in 2013.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres