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Re: [IDCC] Studio Camera At A Shop in Eton

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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
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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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