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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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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