Rochester Optical Department of the Eastman Kodak Company

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Rochester Optical Department of the Eastman Kodak Company

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  • Rochester Optical Co.

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Other form(s) of name

  • Rochester Optical Division (1907-1918)
  • Rochester Optical Company (1903-1907)

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Description area

Dates of existence

1903-1922

History

The Rochester Optical company was founded in 1883 by W.F. Carlton when he acquired the camera and dry plate manufacturing business of William. H. Walker and company. The Rochester Optical Company was best known for the Premo view camera, a product that continued to be manufactured after the company was taken over by Kodak in 1903, following an unsuccessful bid by five camera companies to merge into the Rochester Optical and Camera Company. The company was re-named the Rochester Optical Company. After 1907, the company was known as the Rochester Optical Division of the Eastman Kodak Company, changing again to the Rochester Optical Department of the Eastman Kodak Company in 1918.

Source: Kingslake, R. (1974). A history of the Rochester, NY camera and lens companies. Photographic Historical Society. Retrieved from: http://www.nwmangum.com/Kodak/Rochester.html

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Related entity

Rochester Optical and Camera Company (1899-1903)

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temporal

Type of relationship

Rochester Optical and Camera Company is the predecessor of Rochester Optical Department of the Eastman Kodak Company

Dates of the relationship

1883-1903

Description of relationship

The Rochester Optical and Camera Company was acquired by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1903, and renamed the Rochester Optical Company.

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