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I have been given a 5x7 Conley Camera. Manufactured in Rochester New York. It is red. ? rosewood. It is in excellent condition. Can anyone tell me how I can obtain information on the Conley Company. I assume this is an antique camera. I have been an amateur for some time but never heard of the Conley Camera
-- Robert L Lombardo (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 16, 1999
You might try here:
-- Sean yates (email@example.com), September 16, 1999.
The Conley cameras were actually made by Conley Camera Company in Rochester MINNESOTA, not New York (odd coincidence)
I have one myself, a 5x7, with a patent date of September 9, 1902.
They made a lot of cameras for Sears, Roebuck, under different Sears brand names.
On Ebay recently there was a booklet for sale which had a history of that company, but I didn't get it.
I find the workmanship, especially the metal work, to be superior to a lot of other flat beds I've seen. Nice quality stuff.
I believe that Conley got absorbed into another company (Seebold?) in the late 1920s.
-- Michael Hendrickson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 1999.
Hi, Robert: I have the same camera as you do. Made of cherry wood. For Sears, they made several types as the SeROCO. I still can not find any data about these beautiful Conley cameras. My, has a triple convertible lens a la Protar. Best, Tito.
-- Tito Sobrinho (email@example.com), October 17, 1999.