The Poco Exposure Meter

Description (Brief)
Photographic exposure scale with celluloid front and paper back. It has an interior celluloid dial, and red and blue print on front. A Light Value Table is printed on the back. One side of the dial describes various kinds of scenes ("Distance in open landscape, snow scenes with dark objects", "Sea, Dark Clouds", etc.) and the other lists kinds of film and plates. An advertisement for the Rochester Optical & Camera Company; it features the Poco Camera, one of its products.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
exposure scale
date made
1889-1903
maker
Rochester Optical & Camera Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 4 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
2006.0098.0517
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0517
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Advertising
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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