Professor Roma built this camera from the gutted body of a Nikon F. The picture of which appears in Joseph Meehan's book. This I beleive one of the earliest examples of converted 35mm panoramic cameras.
Quoting again from wiki "He milled an adapter out of aircraft aluminum to go between the Nikon body and a Mamiya 50mm Sekor lens. He also made a bright-line optical viewfinder for the camera. The camera was called a “Pannaroma 1X3″, making a play on words between “panorama” and Roma’s wife’s name “Anna,” to create the word "P-anna-roma"." :)
Though I can't provide a picture of this camera at this moment, some example photos are taken by Danis Santella using this camera can be found here.
You can also read a 1978 newspaper article which tells about the inventor and his invention.
Some more information on Thomas Roma can be found from the Wiki entry , an interview of him from Columbia university website (where he's a full professor) and from his website .
I'm indebted to Mr. Olaf Matthes for all these informations. Do have a look at his great handmade panoramic cameras.
Mr. Roma made other camera's too including a 6x9. I'll write about it in my next post.