I tossed out the following request to the IDCC last week during one of
their swap days, and the only response I received was the sound of one
hand clapping. Nada, zip, nothing.
Obviously, the wrong venue.
So I thought I'd raise it up the flag pole here instead to see if anybody
salutes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ..
I need either a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch lens board, or the appropriate brass
mounting flange, or, best of all, the entire appropriate 7 1/2 x 7 1/2
inch board with flange and shadow box for a traditional American four tube
wet plate camera, the standard sort of thing made by Anthony, Scovill,
etc. I'm in the middle of restoring such a four tube outfit, I have
everything there, including an excellent matched set of four tube lenses,
but no flange/board/ shadow box. I've made these myself in the past, but
it's time consuming and I admit to getting lazy with age. I'd much rather
buy the parts if anybody has them. Let me know at <silver@well. com>.
The other thing I need is a brass mounting flange to fit about a 50mm wide
screw thread antique B&L shutter/lens assembly. Please look at your brass
flanges and see if you have anything that might take a 50mm wide screw.
Obviously there's no gaurantee that what you have will actually fit what I
have, but if it's right at 50mm I'll take the risk of buying and trying.
Last thing, I also need a brass mounting flange for a standard #2 Sovill
Waterbury lens (for a 5 x 8 view camera). I forgot to get the width of
the screw threads, but if you're even paying attention to this, then you
probably already know what I mean. If you've got it, please let me know.
David Silver - President
International Photographic Historical Organization
E-mail: silver@well. com Telephone: (415) 681-4356
Web site: http://www.photogra phyhistory. com