Re: [woodandbrass] James H Perry ? American lensmaker ?
That the blurb that Snelling wrote? Wishful thinking, but have to admire his promotion of American makers. And also, the only written mention I ever saw. What else have you found?
Perry couldn't have been much competition for CCH considering how many Perry lenses we've seen . . . one.
But speaking of "one" - now for the tragic bit - I had a Perry lens once - a 1000 years ago - before I knew I would grow up to collect lenses. Didn't think much of it - and of course, I couldn't find anything on him and figured he was just a jobber or some retailer.
Typical 1/4-plate Petzval. Sold it of course - I think I bought a Darlot 3-lever with the proceeds to fit out an EA Novelette.
And here's the best part . . . pre-digital . . . and it never even dawned on me to take a pic of it.
I could draw you a picture . . .
Live and learn.
On 5/22/2012 1:53 PM, dcolucci@... wrote:I have seen a few references to a James Perry of New York City from the early 1850's. Does anyone have more info on Mr Perry ? I vaguely remembered reading