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    Posted 8 years ago

    rniederman
    (307 items)

    I've finally gotten control of my collecting habits and updated the main display of vintage wood and brass cameras; ranging from the mid-1870s to around 1913. The collection used to be much bigger, but it has been culled back to very special items. Larger format cameras are displayed separately around my home office because they don't fit on the shelves. All-in-all, it's pleasant to be able to work surrounded by polished mahagany and gleaming brass. The only problem is keeping the cameras dust free.

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    Comments

    1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
      It is good to see that the shelf-gods have smiled upon you ! Extraordinary collection. Always a pleasure to see parts of it.
    2. JohnKratz JohnKratz, 8 years ago
      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!
    3. stefdesign stefdesign, 8 years ago
      Beautiful collection! You must be very proud!
    4. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Thanks for all of the compliments! The display is the culmination of over 20 years of search and refinement (i.e. continuous upgrading to more interesting items). Although I continue to look for interesting cameras; accessories will slowly be added to make it a bit more diverse and interesting.
    5. bccanyon bccanyon, 8 years ago
      An amazing collection. Thanks for sharing it here.
    6. Daguerre1839, 8 years ago
      Rob Niederman,
      Your camera site Antique & 19th Century Cameras is one of the top researched and professionally presented on the internet. It reflects years of work and a lifetime of refining your taste to get it to that point. Congratulations on a work well done.
      Matt Isenburg, a fan of yours since Cape Cod.
    7. TheBigToyAuction.com TheBigToyAuction.com, 8 years ago
      Wow! That looks incredible.

      I've never really been a fan of vintage cameras, but something about this display I could sit and look at all day!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 8 years ago
      Hi BigToyAuction ... thanks for the compliment! - Rob
    9. WinterWolf WinterWolf, 7 years ago
      Awesome - I'm just getting started with cameras with only 5 so far.
    10. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Hi WinterWolf; Glad to hear that you're interested in cameras. It's fun, challenging and the history is amazingly interesting. IMO, its about quality over quantity. I purposely keep my collection small. So starting posting your cameras here, we look forward to seeing them! Is there a particular area or types of cameras you are collecting?
    11. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks Phil and BELLIN68!
    12. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, AntigueToys!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks trukn20, sanhardin, mtg75 and Longings!
    14. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      GREAT Collection!

      scott
    15. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Scott (and the comment)!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, mustangtony!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, sugargirl!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, crabbykins!
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      Really nice camera collection...I had a problem with dust for all my books,... so I bought tall old glass door and built some frames for the doors and it woorks like a charm...
    20. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Roycroftbooksfromme1! Before moving into my current house, this collection was behind glass. Oddly, everything still got dusty because of the air pressure changes from seasonal heating and cooling.
    21. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, ttomtucker!
    22. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, pickrknows!
    23. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Dklein!
    24. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks nldionne and filmnet!
    25. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Don!
    26. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, DrFluffy!
    27. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, pw-collector!
    28. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, AmberRose!
    29. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, valentino97!
    30. MJTuc MJTuc, 6 years ago
      Yea Very NICE... I'll post them, if you want them, I will send them.....
    31. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, michaeln544!
    32. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, MJTuc! ... and don't forget to post your cameras.
    33. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
      Holy cow, those are beautifully displayed Rob!
    34. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, aghcollect!
    35. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Perry! I appreciate the comment as well; however as you might imagine, dust is a problem.
    36. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Just like to say what a great collection you have.
      They look grand. I wouldn't want to do the dusting though. I've found even inside a glass cabinet things get dusty.
    37. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    38. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Vintagefran!
    39. catteann catteann, 6 years ago
      Demigod of cameras!!
    40. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, catteann! ... ironic comment because that's what a collector friend calls me.
    41. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Bootson!
    42. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Radegunder!
    43. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, farmlady!
    44. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Beachbum58!
    45. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, crswerner!
    46. geo26e geo26e, 6 years ago
      Wow, great collection & display! Thanks for sharing!
    47. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks, geo26e and I appreciate the comment!
    48. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, PatSea!
    49. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, melaniej!
    50. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, Jewels!
    51. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, pops52!
    52. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks!
      packrat-place
      Virginia.vintage
      Manikin
    53. DerekToye DerekToye, 5 years ago
      Awesome.
    54. rniederman rniederman, 5 years ago
      Thanks, DerekToye!
    55. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks!
      ho2cultcha
      Caperkid
    56. Recordmantime, 3 years ago
      Just Sweet...............
    57. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, Recordmantime!
    58. SDCameraFan SDCameraFan, 3 years ago
      My wife always complains about the dust problem..... :(
    59. fleafinder fleafinder, 3 years ago
      why dont you keep them in a cabinet? those sliding glass door kind. really helps with keeping dust out n keeping out rhinitis
    60. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Hi fleafinder. There was a time that my collection was in custom made cabinets behind glass ... the cameras still got dusty. Changes in air pressure (air conditioning / heating) pushed dust through the crevices. That was in a different house. This current display is in my home office. The shelving is built into the room.
    61. fleafinder fleafinder, 3 years ago
      oh wow you really put much thought into housing them. Guess they ll do fine with a little dusting:))
    62. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, SDCameraFan!
    63. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, fleafinder!
    64. rniederman rniederman, 3 years ago
      Thanks, charmsomeone!
    65. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Thanks, oldpeep!
    66. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
      Thanks, Johnsmith!

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