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Press Graflex 5X7 camera

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7972

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one Press Graflex 5X7 Camera manufactured by Folmer Schwing Div., Eastman Kodak Co. Along with six film cassettes.


  • 1891-1909


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Press Graflex 5X7 Camera must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative history

Folmer & Schwing Manufacturing Co., of New York was a camera producing company in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The Folmer & Schwing Manufacturing Co. of New York was founded by William F. Folmer in 1898. The beginings of the company were selling gas lamps and bicycles. Later started to soley manufacture and sell cameras. In 1905 the company was purchased by George Eastman and in 1907 the name of the company was changed to "Folmer and Schwing Division of Eastman Kodak". The company was bought in 1973 by Toyo Co.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 item (1.0 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Maintained in original order.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by David and Nancy Hardy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Hardy; 2011.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


Embossed in a metal plate on camera case: "Press Graflex Folmer Schwing Div. Eastman Kodak Co. Rockester, NY. Patented: July 21, 1891--February 5, 1907. December 16, 1902--April 21, 1908. June 21, 1904--June 8, 1909"

Processing Information

Processed; Lionel Thomas, student photograph processor; 2011.

Register of Press Graflex 5X7 camera
Lionel Thomas
2011 October 21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States