Re: Camera with label "Richard Keene, Derby".
I have now received from Old Timer Cameras, a copy of an advert from "Photography", May 13th., 1897, which definitely shows the camera I was asking about as the "Tivoli" from Levi, Jones and Co. Ltd., as you said it was. A-star for that and thanks again.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rob_tooley" <robert_tooley@...> wrote:
> It looks like the Tivoli from Levi, Jones, they were manufacturing at the same time as Keene had his outlet in Derby. That type of hinged grip was used on several of their cameras, field and hand types.
> --- In email@example.com, "ericevans2000" <ericevans2@> wrote:
> > Please see new pictures in my album. I am fairly sure that Richard Keene was not the maker of this camera, although I have added it to my collection because of its association with him.....he was one of the great professional photographers of the 19th century, a member of the Linked Ring, and moving in the same circles as, for instance, Frank Sutcliffe, to name but one. I don't believe he was into camera manufacture, but I have seen a Thornton-Pickard camera with his label and the T-P label on, so it is fair to assume he was a camera retailer, among other things. There is a fair bit about him on google. My question is, does anybody recognise the rather distinctive (probably patented, for those deeply into such things), transverse brass bar locking mechanism for the front panel of this camera, and if so, does anybody know who made it? Long shot, but we live in hope.
> > Eric.