I am a specialist in pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. Since the announcement of the first commercial photographic process in January 1839, cameras have playI am a specialist in pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. Since the announcement of the first commercial photographic process in January 1839, cameras have played an important part in the recording of history and culture. After 35+ years of collecting, I've acquired some of the world's rarest American wooden cameras and dug up their fascinating stories. Take a moment and tour these beautifully crafted cameras that are considered the grandfathers of digital photography. I specialize in pre-1900 wooden cameras - the earlier the better - and enjoy researching and documenting their history. I am always looking for early wood & brass cameras and ephemera, as well as meeting the next generation of camera collectors and sharing the lore and legacy of early apparatus! (Read more)


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Fossilized Ichthyosaurus Vertebra with 100% Pyrite Displacement - Animalsin Animals
Clarus MS-35 Camera. 1946 - 52 - Camerasin Cameras
Supermoon! (November 2016 - as seen in central Minnesota) - Photographsin Photographs
The P.D.Q Detective Camera (E. & H.T. Anthony), 1890-91 - Camerasin Cameras
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Anthony’s Phantom Camera, c.1888 - Camerasin Cameras
American Stereographoscope, mid-1870s - Camerasin Cameras
Baker’s Stereo Daguerreotype Viewing Case with Original Image Pair, mid-1850s - Camerasin Cameras
Flammang's Patent Revolving Back Camera (rear focus pattern), c.1883-98 - Camerasin Cameras
Springfield M1903 Rifle Sterling Silver Presentation Sight Covers (awarded in a 1932 rifle / pistol match) - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…


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  5. CW policy does not condone estimates but I can tell you about the cameras. The box camera (Brownie Six-20 Model F) was made from 1955 to 57 in the U.K. It made 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 inch pictures on 620 r...
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  8. I saw Pinetop twice here in Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club. Immense and memorable talent!
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  12. This is specifically a Kodascope, Model A. It appears in my Kodak catalogue library from 1926 to 1933-34. During these years, this Kodascope was the biggest projector. According to the catalogues, wi...
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  28. Hi Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse ... the Kodak Matchbox camera is rare and sometimes called Camera "X". It was made at the end of WW2 for OSS members. Officially, its name is "Eastman M.B." (M.B. stands for...
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  34. This is a classic piece!
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  45. Hey Sean ... looks like you acquired a Perche Car Mascot according to this R. Lalique website: https://rlalique.com/rene-lalique-perche-car-mascot Looks like it might be as early as 1929. Great find.
  46. It is known as a Naiade Seal. Nice piece.
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  50. I learned about Weep-Bright Gold earlier this year from another CW'er after posting a 1956 Jim Beam Bourbon decanter: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/190387-jim-beam-bourbon-decanter-part-2--r...
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