|photography related industry in Rochester (New York)|
|American Camera | Bausch & Lomb | Blair | Century | Crown Optical Co. | Elgeet | Folmer & Schwing | Gassner and Marx | Graflex | Gundlach | Ilex | JML | Kodak | Milburn | Monroe | PMC | Ray | Reichenbach, Morey and Will | Rochester Camera and Supply Co. | Rochester Optical Co. | Rochester Panoramic Camera Co. | Seneca | Sunart | Walker | Webster Industries | Wollensak|
|and in Rochester (Minnesota)|
|graflex.org - Rudolf Kingslake's|
"Optical industry in Rochester (N.Y.)"
|Century Model 46|
image by Bill Strong (Image rights)
image by OZBOX (Image rights)
|image by Missouri History Museum (Image rights)|
Century Camera Co. was founded in 1900 by three former employees of Rochester Optical Co..
The company achieved a high quality of its plate cameras, so that it had a 25% market share in 1902.
In 1903 Kodak purchased Century. In 1904 Century introduced its remarkable revolving back for plate cameras.
In 1905, the company purchased the Rochester Panoramic Camera Co..
|images by Mark Birkle (Image rights)|
|camera w/ triple extension bellows|
image by Luis Cozeto (Image rights)
Maybe the company continued the Poco for a while.
The development of the Cirkut Cameras and camera backs for panorama photography was taken over from Rochester Panoramic Camera Co. Cirkut panorama film backs were available for Century cameras.