The Scovill Waterbury View is a classic representation of the
American tailboard pattern.
The 1885-86 example (left) is 100% original with an undrilled factory
marked lens board and matching serial numbers (#521). Taking into
consideration this 130+ year old camera is in new condition with
nicely aged patina and a couple of tiny dings here-and-there, it could
be looked at as antique "New Old Stock" (NOS).
What is interesting is these were typically sold as complete kits
including a mounted lens, tripod, etc. So the chances of something
like this surviving is very rare. Complete outfits were offered for
$12.00 (about $332 adjusted for 2017).
The example below (s/n 513) is a 5 x 8 inch format model
constructed of mahogany rather than the better known golden oak
finish. It was also notched by the factory to accept an inner septum
for stereo work. This particular camera was included in researching
cameras made by Franklin Putnam. A comparison with the Marvel
Camera can be seen on the Putnam Marvel webpage.