Posted 12 years ago
This is one display cabinet in my home office with a selection wood and brass cameras. They range in dates from the mid 1870s to about 1910. Even after years of collecting, I'm continually amazed by the diversity and creativity of early designs.
All cameras shown here are in 100% original condition (no restoration). As a rule, early cameras should not be exposed to direct sunlight, etc. With few exceptions, polishing brass and refinishing wood will significantly decrease the collector value.
Finally, all of these cameras are capable of shooting pictures if I took the time to create glass plates. But I simply enjoy them as they are!
My updated camera display can be seen here: