Monday, May 20, 2013

Burke & James Orbit 4x5 Monorail

Burke & James Inc. was a Chicago, IL based camera dealer and manufacturer that operated between 1897-1981.  Burke & James specialized in view cameras, portrait cameras, fingerprint cameras, lenses and darkroom sinks.  The Orbit 4x5 Monorail is a type of large format view camera produced by Burke & James.   


The 1963 Burke & James Photographic Equipment and Instrumentation catalog available HERE (courtesy of Bonus Manuals) has a great vintage advertisement for the Orbit Monorail Camera.  The Orbit boasts features such as a construction of all metal with an "improved design" and corrosion resistance "for use in any climate", plus the eye catching red bellows make the camera an interesting part of photography history.          

Click HERE to view the Burke & James Orbit 4x5 monorail camera on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.
~L.M.

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