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  • Marcel Safier
    John Thanks for sharing this. It would make a nice display item in any camera collection if you have the room! I have several similar studio stand cameras, one
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 11, 2009
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      John

      Thanks for sharing this. It would make a nice display item in any camera
      collection if you have the room! I have several similar studio stand
      cameras, one a Century and the other two unbranded plus a huge Penrose
      Process camera so big it cost me just AUD$50 otherwise it was to be
      scrapped. I found a TT&H Process lens plus a "knuckle duster" one on
      lensboards for another AUD$100. How to replace the bellows and at a
      reasonable cost would be the big problem. I've seen these studio cameras
      in shops in Australia priced from AUD$750-$3000 and they are popular
      with photographers for a waiting room display.

      Cheers!

      Marcel
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      > Hi,
      >
      > Now that I am back home I can show you a couple of images of the studio
      > camera.
      >
      > http://tinyurl.com/ldud2e
      >
      >
      > http://tinyurl.com/qte9wf
      >
      > Best Wishes,
      > John
      >
      > > John Rushton wrote:
      > >
      > >> Hi Everyone,
      > >> This may be of interest to someone in the London area of UK.
      > >>
      > >> There was a studio camera for sale at a shop in Eton, across the River
      > from Windsor, near London today. It had a two stage bellows system. The
      > woodwork was in decent condition but the front bellows were in a poor state
      > and the rear bellows were missing. It had a Rodenstock process style lens.
      > The original format would probably have been whole plate or 8" x 10" but it
      > had a Kodak half-plate spring back. The camera looked like it would renovate
      > well with new bellows and perhaps a more appropriate lens. Just the job for
      > that Voigtlander Berghein or Taylor Hobson Knuckle Duster style portriat
      > lens that you have tucked away awaiting a good camera body.
      > >> The asking price was £300. The shop also had seveal boxes of exposed
      > glass plates and old style wood mounted lantern slides.
      > >> The shop is approx 100m from the River Thames on the left of Eton High
      > Street as you walk away from the river. The shop specialises in wooden boxes
      > and has some fine examples, but also has lots of other interesting stuff.
      > The man in attendance was quite friendly.
      > >> I hope this info will float somebody's boat. Punt intended!
      > >> Best Wishes,John
      >





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    • JCR Cameras
      Hi Marcel, I too have a Century studio camera, in half plate format. When I got it about thirty years ago the bellows were perished but I had new bellows made
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 11, 2009
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        Hi Marcel,

         

        I too have a Century studio camera, in half plate format. When I got it about thirty years ago the bellows were perished but I had new bellows made in red material. It looks great now and is fully usable.

         

        Best Wishes,

        John

         

         

         

        From: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com [mailto:woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Marcel Safier
        Sent: 11 August 2009 23:40
        To: Internet Directory of Camera Collectors
        Cc: woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [woodandbrass] Re: [IDCC] Studio Camera At A Shop in Eton

         

         

        John

        Thanks for sharing this. It would make a nice display item in any camera
        collection if you have the room! I have several similar studio stand
        cameras, one a Century and the other two unbranded plus a huge Penrose
        Process camera so big it cost me just AUD$50 otherwise it was to be
        scrapped. I found a TT&H Process lens plus a "knuckle duster" one on
        lensboards for another AUD$100. How to replace the bellows and at a
        reasonable cost would be the big problem. I've seen these studio cameras
        in shops in Australia priced from AUD$750-$3000 and they are popular
        with photographers for a waiting room display.

        Cheers!

        Marcel
        --
        Moderator http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodandbrass/
        For collectors of 19th and early 20th century cameras, brass lenses,
        camera shutters and other photographica and discussion about the
        collecting, history and manufacturers thereof.

        > Hi,
        >
        > Now that I am back home I can show you a couple of images of the studio
        > camera.
        >
        > http://tinyurl.com/ldud2e
        >
        >
        > http://tinyurl.com/qte9wf
        >
        > Best Wishes,
        > John
        >
        > > John Rushton wrote:
        > >
        > >> Hi Everyone,
        > >> This may be of interest to someone in the London area of UK.
        > >>
        > >> There was a studio camera for sale at a shop in Eton, across the
        River
        > from Windsor, near London today. It had a two stage bellows system. The
        > woodwork was in decent condition but the front bellows were in a poor
        state
        > and the rear bellows were missing. It had a Rodenstock process style lens.
        > The original format would probably have been whole plate or 8" x
        10" but it
        > had a Kodak half-plate spring back. The camera looked like it would
        renovate
        > well with new bellows and perhaps a more appropriate lens. Just the job
        for
        > that Voigtlander Berghein or Taylor Hobson Knuckle Duster style portriat
        > lens that you have tucked away awaiting a good camera body.
        > >> The asking price was £300. The shop also had seveal boxes of
        exposed
        > glass plates and old style wood mounted lantern slides.
        > >> The shop is approx 100m from the River Thames on the left of Eton
        High
        > Street as you walk away from the river. The shop specialises in wooden
        boxes
        > and has some fine examples, but also has lots of other interesting stuff.
        > The man in attendance was quite friendly.
        > >> I hope this info will float somebody's boat. Punt intended!
        > >> Best Wishes,John
        >

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      • Dave Terwilliger
        Hi - I am looking for a Century Camera - see my photos - Charles Sylvester Terwilliger. Do you have any photos? I m in the USA. Dave T.
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          Hi - I am looking for a Century Camera - see my photos - Charles Sylvester Terwilliger. Do you have any photos? I'm in the USA.
          Dave T.

          --- In woodandbrass@yahoogroups.com, Marcel Safier <msafier@...> wrote:
          >
          > John
          >
          > Thanks for sharing this. It would make a nice display item in any camera
          > collection if you have the room! I have several similar studio stand
          > cameras, one a Century and the other two unbranded plus a huge Penrose
          > Process camera so big it cost me just AUD$50 otherwise it was to be
          > scrapped. I found a TT&H Process lens plus a "knuckle duster" one on
          > lensboards for another AUD$100. How to replace the bellows and at a
          > reasonable cost would be the big problem. I've seen these studio cameras
          > in shops in Australia priced from AUD$750-$3000 and they are popular
          > with photographers for a waiting room display.
          >
          > Cheers!
          >
          > Marcel
          > --
          > Moderator http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodandbrass/
          > For collectors of 19th and early 20th century cameras, brass lenses,
          > camera shutters and other photographica and discussion about the
          > collecting, history and manufacturers thereof.
          > > Hi,
          > >
          > > Now that I am back home I can show you a couple of images of the studio
          > > camera.
          > >
          > > http://tinyurl.com/ldud2e
          > >
          > >
          > > http://tinyurl.com/qte9wf
          > >
          > > Best Wishes,
          > > John
          > >
          > > > John Rushton wrote:
          > > >
          > > >> Hi Everyone,
          > > >> This may be of interest to someone in the London area of UK.
          > > >>
          > > >> There was a studio camera for sale at a shop in Eton, across the River
          > > from Windsor, near London today. It had a two stage bellows system. The
          > > woodwork was in decent condition but the front bellows were in a poor state
          > > and the rear bellows were missing. It had a Rodenstock process style lens.
          > > The original format would probably have been whole plate or 8" x 10" but it
          > > had a Kodak half-plate spring back. The camera looked like it would renovate
          > > well with new bellows and perhaps a more appropriate lens. Just the job for
          > > that Voigtlander Berghein or Taylor Hobson Knuckle Duster style portriat
          > > lens that you have tucked away awaiting a good camera body.
          > > >> The asking price was £300. The shop also had seveal boxes of exposed
          > > glass plates and old style wood mounted lantern slides.
          > > >> The shop is approx 100m from the River Thames on the left of Eton High
          > > Street as you walk away from the river. The shop specialises in wooden boxes
          > > and has some fine examples, but also has lots of other interesting stuff.
          > > The man in attendance was quite friendly.
          > > >> I hope this info will float somebody's boat. Punt intended!
          > > >> Best Wishes,John
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
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