Re: Wood and brass list member roll call
- 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.
- Hi Marcel,
Can you contact me via my email address below.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Marcel Safier
Sent: Monday, 10 December 2012 7:25 AM
Subject: [woodandbrass] Wood and brass list member roll call
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.
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.
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
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)
Photographic Historical Society of Canada
I also participate in the Photohistory and IDCC (International Directory
of Camera Collectors) online groups.
I welcome offers of British wood and brass cameras, brass lenses,
catalogues and journals.
Marcel -- Marcel Safier (Photographic Historian and Collector) PO Box
239 Holland Park QLD 4121 Australia
List owner and moderator
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