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  • Marcel Safier
    Hi all With the list membership growing slowly and now at 71, I invite people to state their interests both collecting and research wise and perhaps group
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 9, 2012
      Hi all

      With the list membership growing slowly and now at 71, I invite people
      to state their interests both collecting and research wise and perhaps
      group memberships. I would also encourage the inclusion of your
      geographic location and for those that usually don't sign with a name,
      it wouldn't hurt to do this at least once so that other list members
      know who you are. All this could help foster benefitial connections and
      generate friendships. I will kick things off. There is no need to
      necessarilly include this much info! Appeals for material are also
      welcome in these introductions.

      Collecting:

      I collect 19th and early 20th century century photographica, images as
      well as cameras and glass plate paraphenalia.

      I specialise in British plate cameras of the dry plate era and British
      made brass lenses. I also collect literature pertaining to these such as
      contemporary journals and catalogues. I also collect glass plate
      negatives, both exposed and unexposed, magic lantern projectors and
      slides and some stereoveiwers.

      My other and more major specialty is Australian 19th century photography
      and I have a large collection of cartes de visite and cabinet photos
      predominantly from Australia, but also many from New Zealand, with a
      good selection of cartes from from Great Britain and France and a
      smattering from other countries.

      Research:

      I am researching the lives of selected British photographic
      manufacturers and many Australian photographers and I am writing a
      history of the carte de visite in Australia.

      I contribute to databases of photographers in Australia, New Zealand,
      South Africa and Ron Cosens major project on photographers of Great
      Britiain and Ireland http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk

      Memberships:

      I am currently the President and webmaster of Cameraholics (Photographic
      Collectors Club of Queensland)
      http://members.optusnet.com.au/~msafier/cameraholics/ and I am a member of:

      Australian Photographic Collector’s Society
      Photogrpahic Collectors Association of New Zealand
      Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain
      Magic Lantern Society (UK)
      Daguerreian Society
      Photographic Historical Society of Canada

      I also participate in the Photohistory and IDCC (International Directory
      of Camera Collectors) online groups.

      Wanted:

      I welcome offers of British wood and brass cameras, brass lenses,
      catalogues and journals.

      Cheers!

      Marcel -- Marcel Safier (Photographic Historian and Collector) PO Box
      239 Holland Park QLD 4121 Australia
      List owner and moderator
      Wood and Brass http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodandbrass/
    • dcolucci@aol.com
      Nice idea, Marcel. Happy Holidays to all. Collecting: I am currently focused on collecting American cameras, equipment, photographica/ephemera,and images of
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 9, 2012
        Nice idea, Marcel.  Happy Holidays to all.
         
         
        Collecting:

        I am currently focused on collecting American cameras, equipment,  photographica/ephemera,and images of the 1839-1865 period.  While I have been collecting the 1880-1900 period for over 17 years, I have focused my attention (and wallet) to collecting the earliest items possible.  Inspiration via Isenburg.
         
        Research:

        I am researching
         
        Thomas Blair
         
        The lives of selected Daguerreotypists:
         
        PB Marvin (Philly)
        SL Walker (NY)
        W. Matthews (NY)
         
         
         
        Memberships:
        Founder ('95) and current member of The IDCC (International Directory of Camera Collectors)
         
         
        Will be a new member of The Daguerreian Society as of Jan. 1st !
         

        Wanted:

        Daguerreian period items: equipment (cameras, lenses, stands,developing), ephemera; broadsides, advertising, plates, plate boxes, catalogues, books and interesting Daguerreotypes and Tinted CDV's.
         

        Cheers!
         
        Dan
         
         
         
        PS - The Daguerreian Society just posted a special edition of their Quarterly Publication featuring more stories regarding the recent sale of Mr. Isenburg's premier collection of early photography. The pdf issue can be found here.
         
      • Scott B
        Fellow W&B devotees, When I send a message to this group I believe my name usually (not always) appears as Scott B.  That s me - Scott Bilotta.  Sometimes
        Message 3 of 10 , Dec 10, 2012
          Fellow W&B devotees,

          When I send a message to this group I believe my name usually (not always) appears as Scott B.  That's me - Scott Bilotta.  Sometimes the email address appears: silver_recollection@....  Me again.

          Although I've collected cameras since I was a teenager, it was my old friend Graham Pilecki who taught me to appreciate the beauty of wood & brass.  My first wood & brass camera was a Scovill that I found in a San Francisco antiques shop around 1976.  Since then I've added whatever I could afford at the time and stretched the budget when a camera really called out to me.  I sold a few cameras along the way that in retrospect I should have held on to.  I've rarely met a camera that I didn't like so I've collected a wide variety of types in addition to W&B.  I don't care where a W&B camera was made, or if it can be identified.  I don't discriminate (specialize is a more diplomatic term).  I also collect ephemera, literature, film/plates and their boxes and a variety of image types.

          My main thrust this past decade has been in color cameras and images.  I have a number of wood bodied tri-colors and other tri- & bi-color cameras.  I may have one of the larger private collections of color cameras.  I continue to add a variety of new items to my collection, however I am mostly focused on adding color photographica (cameras, images, literature, media) that I don't already own.  Feel free to contact me if you have such items for sale or trade.

          happy trails,
          Scott




        • GEORGELAYNE@AOL.COM
          What do you think of Holder s friend s kromoscope? George Layne ... From: Scott B To: woodandbrass
          Message 4 of 10 , Dec 10, 2012
            What do you think of Holder's friend's " kromoscope?
             
            George Layne
            -----Original Message-----
            From: Scott B <silver_recollection@...>
            To: woodandbrass <woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com>
            Sent: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 4:09 pm
            Subject: Re: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

             
            Fellow W&B devotees,

            When I send a message to this group I believe my name usually (not always) appears as Scott B.  That's me - Scott Bilotta.  Sometimes the email address appears: silver_recollection@....  Me again.

            Although I've collected cameras since I was a teenager, it was my old friend Graham Pilecki who taught me to appreciate the beauty of wood & brass.  My first wood & brass camera was a Scovill that I found in a San Francisco antiques shop around 1976.  Since then I've added whatever I could afford at the time and stretched the budget when a camera really called out to me.  I sold a few cameras along the way that in retrospect I should have held on to.  I've rarely met a camera that I didn't like so I've collected a wide variety of types in addition to W&B.  I don't care where a W&B camera was made, or if it can be identified.  I don't discriminate (specialize is a more diplomatic term).  I also collect ephemera, literature, film/plates and their boxes and a variety of image types.

            My main thrust this past decade has been in color cameras and images.  I have a number of wood bodied tri-colors and other tri- & bi-color cameras.  I may have one of the larger private collections of color cameras.  I continue to add a variety of new items to my collection, however I am mostly focused on adding color photographica (cameras, images, literature, media) that I don't already own.  Feel free to contact me if you have such items for sale or trade.

            happy trails,
            Scott




          • Scott B
            Hi George, I must have overlooked that message.  Can you point me to it?  I d be quite interested in checking it out. best wishes, Scott
            Message 5 of 10 , Dec 10, 2012
              Hi George,

              I must have overlooked that message.  Can you point me to it?  I'd be quite interested in checking it out.

              best wishes,
              Scott


              From: "GEORGELAYNE@..." <GEORGELAYNE@...>
              To: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 1:32 PM
              Subject: Re: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

               
              What do you think of Holder's friend's " kromoscope?
               
              George Layne
              -----Original Message-----
              From: Scott B <silver_recollection@...>
              To: woodandbrass <woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 4:09 pm
              Subject: Re: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

               
              Fellow W&B devotees,

              When I send a message to this group I believe my name usually (not always) appears as Scott B.  That's me - Scott Bilotta.  Sometimes the email address appears: silver_recollection@....  Me again.

              Although I've collected cameras since I was a teenager, it was my old friend Graham Pilecki who taught me to appreciate the beauty of wood & brass.  My first wood & brass camera was a Scovill that I found in a San Francisco antiques shop around 1976.  Since then I've added whatever I could afford at the time and stretched the budget when a camera really called out to me.  I sold a few cameras along the way that in retrospect I should have held on to.  I've rarely met a camera that I didn't like so I've collected a wide variety of types in addition to W&B.  I don't care where a W&B camera was made, or if it can be identified.  I don't discriminate (specialize is a more diplomatic term).  I also collect ephemera, literature, film/plates and their boxes and a variety of image types.

              My main thrust this past decade has been in color cameras and images.  I have a number of wood bodied tri-colors and other tri- & bi-color cameras.  I may have one of the larger private collections of color cameras.  I continue to add a variety of new items to my collection, however I am mostly focused on adding color photographica (cameras, images, literature, media) that I don't already own.  Feel free to contact me if you have such items for sale or trade.

              happy trails,
              Scott






            • Scott B
              Oh - the viewer that Marcel inquired about?  I thought it was unusual but I don t see anything about it in those photos that would lead me to believe that
              Message 6 of 10 , Dec 10, 2012
                Oh - the viewer that Marcel inquired about?  I thought it was unusual but I don't see anything about it in those photos that would lead me to believe that it's for tri-color images.  Would be very cool if it was, though.



                From: "GEORGELAYNE@..." <GEORGELAYNE@...>
                To: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com
                Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 1:32 PM
                Subject: Re: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

                 
                What do you think of Holder's friend's " kromoscope?
                 
                George Layne
                -----Original Message-----
                From: Scott B <silver_recollection@...>
                To: woodandbrass <woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 4:09 pm
                Subject: Re: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

                 
                Fellow W&B devotees,

                When I send a message to this group I believe my name usually (not always) appears as Scott B.  That's me - Scott Bilotta.  Sometimes the email address appears: silver_recollection@....  Me again.

                Although I've collected cameras since I was a teenager, it was my old friend Graham Pilecki who taught me to appreciate the beauty of wood & brass.  My first wood & brass camera was a Scovill that I found in a San Francisco antiques shop around 1976.  Since then I've added whatever I could afford at the time and stretched the budget when a camera really called out to me.  I sold a few cameras along the way that in retrospect I should have held on to.  I've rarely met a camera that I didn't like so I've collected a wide variety of types in addition to W&B.  I don't care where a W&B camera was made, or if it can be identified.  I don't discriminate (specialize is a more diplomatic term).  I also collect ephemera, literature, film/plates and their boxes and a variety of image types.

                My main thrust this past decade has been in color cameras and images.  I have a number of wood bodied tri-colors and other tri- & bi-color cameras.  I may have one of the larger private collections of color cameras.  I continue to add a variety of new items to my collection, however I am mostly focused on adding color photographica (cameras, images, literature, media) that I don't already own.  Feel free to contact me if you have such items for sale or trade.

                happy trails,
                Scott






              • tomkom1
                Hi, I joined WoodandBrass recently due to a 2011 WoodandBrass post I stumbled upon while searching google, it was asking the group if anyone knew me, and there
                Message 7 of 10 , Dec 10, 2012
                  Hi, I joined WoodandBrass recently due to a 2011 WoodandBrass post I stumbled upon while searching google, it was asking the group if anyone knew me, and there were no responses. So i joined to answer this question, and so I am glad you asked for roll call. Here is my short story.

                  Collecting:

                  I have been collecting photographic items for about 35 years now, however its been off and on and not always serious. I starting collecting when my grand mother pulled me to the side and gave me an old brownie, trying to keep it a secret from the rest of her grand children. It was special to me and I caught the bug at that moment. I originally focused on collecting Rochester Optical Company cameras, but have since diversified. I still do pick up items that catch my eye, but it may be photographs, cameras, catalogs or clipped articles. I have several collected complete archives of glass plates, slides and negatives from amateur, semi-professional, and professional photographers. I have a good, librarium of catalogs and reference information. I currently find the research and documentation most rewarding and enjoyable, in addition to the hunt and discovery.


                  Research:

                  I am researching and documenting camera's, camera company histories and photographer biographies. I have compiled over 2200 datasheet's of photographic collecting information that I share as the webmaster of the historic camera website http://historiccamera.com

                  I compile a monthly photographic history newsletter that highlights a summary of the work done for the previous month which gets distributed to over 300 folks.
                   
                   
                  Memberships:

                  In the past I have been affiliated with the Western Photographic Historical Society and the Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society.

                  I am a member of my club, the Historic Camera Collectors Club

                  I am also the administrator for the Flickr camera group http://www.flickr.com/groups/historic_camera/
                   

                  Wanted:

                  Information, photos, catalogs or help on compiling cameras, biographies of photographers, and histories of camera makers.


                  Best Regards,
                  Tom Kowach
                • Marcel Safier
                  Tom Thanks for introducing yourself to the list following on from our contact a few weeks back while I was travelling in the USA. I am sure some here have
                  Message 8 of 10 , Dec 11, 2012
                    Tom

                    Thanks for introducing yourself to the list following on from our contact a few weeks back while I was travelling in the USA. I am sure some here have found already historiccamera.com and now they know the person behind it a bit better.

                    Cheers!

                    Marcel

                    On 11/12/2012 1:37 PM, tomkom1 wrote:
                     

                    Hi, I joined WoodandBrass recently due to a 2011 WoodandBrass post I stumbled upon while searching google, it was asking the group if anyone knew me, and there were no responses. So i joined to answer this question, and so I am glad you asked for roll call. Here is my short story.

                    Collecting:

                    I have been collecting photographic items for about 35 years now, however its been off and on and not always serious. I starting collecting when my grand mother pulled me to the side and gave me an old brownie, trying to keep it a secret from the rest of her grand children. It was special to me and I caught the bug at that moment. I originally focused on collecting Rochester Optical Company cameras, but have since diversified. I still do pick up items that catch my eye, but it may be photographs, cameras, catalogs or clipped articles. I have several collected complete archives of glass plates, slides and negatives from amateur, semi-professional, and professional photographers. I have a good, librarium of catalogs and reference information. I currently find the research and documentation most rewarding and enjoyable, in addition to the hunt and discovery.

                    Research:

                    I am researching and documenting camera's, camera company histories and photographer biographies. I have compiled over 2200 datasheet's of photographic collecting information that I share as the webmaster of the historic camera website http://historiccamera.com

                    I compile a monthly photographic history newsletter that highlights a summary of the work done for the previous month which gets distributed to over 300 folks.
                     
                     
                    Memberships:

                    In the past I have been affiliated with the Western Photographic Historical Society and the Puget Sound Photographic Collectors Society.

                    I am a member of my club, the Historic Camera Collectors Club

                    I am also the administrator for the Flickr camera group http://www.flickr.com/groups/historic_camera/
                     

                    Wanted:

                    Information, photos, catalogs or help on compiling cameras, biographies of photographers, and histories of camera makers.

                    Best Regards,
                    Tom Kowach


                  • David
                    Hi All, My interest in wood and brass cameras started when I began researching my family tree. My grandfather, Sylvester Terwilliger who worked in the Scranton
                    Message 9 of 10 , Dec 11, 2012
                      Hi All,

                      My interest in wood and brass cameras started when I began researching my family tree. My grandfather, Sylvester Terwilliger who worked in the Scranton Wilkes Barre area late 1890's - early 1900's, died when my father was 5 years old, so I never knew him. All I have are a few photos. One is of him with his camera. It looks like it was a Century Studio #4. I would like to find one and learn to use it. I know there are MANY better cameras out there, but they would not have the family connection. I will probably get other cameras once I find the Century and learn to use it.

                      The photo is here under Charles Sylvester Terwilliger - I now think Charles is incorrect, but not quite sure.
                    • peter kitchingman
                      Hi Marcel, Can you contact me via my email address below. peterk@canonrangefinder.com Cheers Peter Peter Kitchingman Canon Rangefinder Collector & Researcher
                      Message 10 of 10 , Dec 12, 2012
                        Hi Marcel,

                        Can you contact me via my email address below.

                        peterk@...

                        Cheers

                        Peter

                        Peter Kitchingman
                        Canon Rangefinder Collector & Researcher
                        Check my website for my book @

                        http://www.canonrangefinder.com

                        Check my Flikr Photostream for 1966-2012 TRAVEL pics

                        *****The latest is three weeks driving around Morocco*****.
                        http://www.flickr.com/photos/60780628@N08/
                        ENJOY


                        -----Original Message-----
                        From: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com [mailto:woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com] On
                        Behalf Of Marcel Safier
                        Sent: Monday, 10 December 2012 7:25 AM
                        To: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com
                        Subject: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call

                        Hi all

                        With the list membership growing slowly and now at 71, I invite people
                        to state their interests both collecting and research wise and perhaps
                        group memberships. I would also encourage the inclusion of your
                        geographic location and for those that usually don't sign with a name,
                        it wouldn't hurt to do this at least once so that other list members
                        know who you are. All this could help foster benefitial connections and
                        generate friendships. I will kick things off. There is no need to
                        necessarilly include this much info! Appeals for material are also
                        welcome in these introductions.

                        Collecting:

                        I collect 19th and early 20th century century photographica, images as
                        well as cameras and glass plate paraphenalia.

                        I specialise in British plate cameras of the dry plate era and British
                        made brass lenses. I also collect literature pertaining to these such as
                        contemporary journals and catalogues. I also collect glass plate
                        negatives, both exposed and unexposed, magic lantern projectors and
                        slides and some stereoveiwers.

                        My other and more major specialty is Australian 19th century photography
                        and I have a large collection of cartes de visite and cabinet photos
                        predominantly from Australia, but also many from New Zealand, with a
                        good selection of cartes from from Great Britain and France and a
                        smattering from other countries.

                        Research:

                        I am researching the lives of selected British photographic
                        manufacturers and many Australian photographers and I am writing a
                        history of the carte de visite in Australia.

                        I contribute to databases of photographers in Australia, New Zealand,
                        South Africa and Ron Cosens major project on photographers of Great
                        Britiain and Ireland http://www.cartedevisite.co.uk

                        Memberships:

                        I am currently the President and webmaster of Cameraholics (Photographic
                        Collectors Club of Queensland)
                        http://members.optusnet.com.au/~msafier/cameraholics/ and I am a member of:

                        Australian Photographic Collector's Society
                        Photogrpahic Collectors Association of New Zealand
                        Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain
                        Magic Lantern Society (UK)
                        Daguerreian Society
                        Photographic Historical Society of Canada

                        I also participate in the Photohistory and IDCC (International Directory
                        of Camera Collectors) online groups.

                        Wanted:

                        I welcome offers of British wood and brass cameras, brass lenses,
                        catalogues and journals.

                        Cheers!

                        Marcel -- Marcel Safier (Photographic Historian and Collector) PO Box
                        239 Holland Park QLD 4121 Australia
                        List owner and moderator
                        Wood and Brass http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodandbrass/


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