JohnKratz

Burlington, NJ

Personal Website: flickr.com/photos/kratz/s…

I like to collect cameras. I'll be uploading photos of some favorites from my collection. Many more of them can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kratz/seI like to collect cameras. I'll be uploading photos of some favorites from my collection. Many more of them can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kratz/sets/72157600855940068/ Please note that my photos are copyrighted (Read more)

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Optifort - Camerasin Cameras
Agfa Ansco Readyset Moroccan - Camerasin Cameras
Teddy Camera Model "A" - Camerasin Cameras
Ruberg-Futuro - Camerasin Cameras
Brenda Starr Cub Reporter - Camerasin Cameras
Bee Bee (Model A) - Camerasin Cameras
The Kombi - Camerasin Cameras
Spartus Press Flash - Camerasin Cameras
Robin Hood - Camerasin Cameras
Coca-Cola Brownie Starflash - Camerasin Cameras

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  1. Once you've got the mechanics figured out, it's quite clear that this device is for cutting asparagus tips. The smaller the aperture, the higher your income!
  2. Well I would say you're right on the money with your assessment of this device. It certainly appears to be a "magic lantern". There are several with the bellows in front for focusing. Have you opened ...
  3. One of my favorites. As always, I'm supremely jealous!
  4. Thanks for all the love!
  5. Thanks Rob & Sean!
  6. Hey, thanks for the love, toolate/mustang!
  7. I would respectfully disagree with rniederman on this one. A quick search of recent sold listings on eBay shows a "red" Beacon selling for $82 and another sold with a "buy it now" for $125. Both of th...
  8. Always one of my favorite cameras. Yours is exceptionally beautiful and I am jealous!!
  9. If there's one thing better than looking at vintage cameras, it's looking at Grace with vintage cameras (sorry Chris!)! Welcome to CW, guys!
  10. Thank you!
  11. I have somewhere around 220 cameras. I have lots of favorites - it's just about impossible to pick just one! I have posted most of my favorites here at CW. You can see them here: http://www.collector...
  12. Great sign! You have a really nice website! Maybe someday I'll have my own site for showing off my cameras too!
  13. Ahh those meters are fantastic! Seems you can't collect cameras without also accumulating at least a small collection of meters as well. Mine includes an old Watkins Bee and a Heydes meter, although I...
  14. An average Lutac only has a value of around $30 or so. One with no faceplate would have no value to a collector.
  15. Looks like this one, but with the faceplate missing: http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/appareil-647-Lumi%C3%A8re.html
  16. Thanks Rob!
  17. Absolutely fantastic!
  18. I am interested in seeing them.
  19. Wow, Henry! I am so jealous! That is a superb example!
  20. See here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/7073-bell-and-howell-filmo-no-75?in=user
  21. Thanks, Guy!
  22. Info? Here you go: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Kodak_Brownie_Hawkeye
  23. Look here: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Petal
  24. Ah, no surprise that Kodakcollector got it, and no doubt that he is indeed proud! Congratulations, Charlie!
  25. I would guess the knurled wheel isn't for opening the front, but for moving the lens forward and backward, as on this camera: www.flickr.com/photos/kratz/5217529411/ Kodak would sometimes hide a b...
  26. I see you got it straightened out over at Collectiblend. Would you upload a photo of the front, now that you get it opened up?
  27. Nice 1500! I'm totally jealous of your Hexar, but I think my favorite part of the group is the film cartridge. Like everything else in the photos, you don't see those every day. I haven't added my 15...
  28. By the way, your Bantam has the Supermatic shutter, which makes it more desirable to collectors than Bantams with a Compur shutter.
  29. You've got two great cameras there. The Bell & Howell is a Filmo 75. You can see if it runs by pushing the tab below the nameplate. If nothing happens, it may need to be wound with the large key on th...
  30. Here's a link to some information: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Argus_C3
  31. Rob, I think I might cry. That is one breathtaking collection. I have yet to acquire a single wood and brass camera for my collection!
  32. Sorry, I have no idea where one would get new glass for this 80-year-old camera, nor do I know how to attach the various accessories. You may be able to find a manual for the Bee Bee, or a manual for ...
  33. Hi Cam, I am familiar with your website and have enjoyed your collection for some time now. I must tell you that you're not the only collector in the world with a capsule camera. I have one in my col...
  34. bc: You're among a lot of people who think this camera looks like a radio. See here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kratz/4845465276/
  35. Frances, you will have to be much more specific. Not all box cameras are Brownies, and not all Brownies are box cameras. There are thousands of different box cameras. Some are worth hundreds, some are...
  36. The box is made of cardboard, and is basically a box within a box. The photo above shows the outer box.
  37. Lynda, I'm certainly no expert, but I will tell you what I know. Based on the serial number, it looks as though your camera is a Leica I and was made in 1930. As to the value, that's a tough one. I ...
  38. Your camera is a "Box Ensign", made circa 1912. Value is only around $15-25, despite its age. They must have sold quite a few of them.
  39. Wow, this is great! I've seen the camera in the box by itself, but I've never seen the outfit before. Also interesting that the Vecta was selected for the Design Centre London in 1963, because 46 yea...
  40. Awesome. I like the labels!
  41. Ahh, congratulations Henry! Impressive that you managed to get the Derby-Lux as opposed to the Derlux. I hope I didn't inspire you to substantially deplete your savings! :o)
  42. Jimmy, just so you know, the box shown in the photo here is the box for the Christmas ornament, not the box for the actual camera. The camera came in several different boxes, by itself, and as an outf...
  43. Aww you're killing me! If only I could afford it!!
  44. Please read my comment above, Janet. Even in mint condition with all the accessories, they're not worth much. They're extremely common.
  45. You inspired me to upload my Derby-Lux. Best of luck on your search!
  46. Wow, congratulations Kev! It's really an incredible piece. I would certainly keep the crate as suggested above, but I would also keep a copy of your correspondence with Kodak as well.
  47. One of my favorites and hard to find. Yours is in great condition! Mine is a different variation with a sliding red-window cover on the back: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kratz/3362473557/
  48. What's the value of cameras? I assume you mean the cameras in the photo. From the picture, I can only identify a couple of them. I see a Kodak Duaflex which is worth around $10. I see a Sabre or Vali...
  49. I do not have the box or instructions for this camera, and cannot find anything online, so I have no idea what kind of batteries it takes. Sorry I can't help you with that, but you could still use the...
  50. According to my price guide, the K-8 is only worth $1-10.
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