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  • 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 1 of 10 , Dec 11, 2012
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      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 2 of 10 , Dec 12, 2012
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        Hi Marcel,

        Can you contact me via my email address below.

        peterk@...

        Cheers

        Peter

        Peter Kitchingman
        Canon Rangefinder Collector & Researcher
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        -----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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