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Profile pic is a selfie made at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Oct. 2021) ... I am a specialist in pre-1900 American wood and brass cameras. Since the announcement ofProfile pic is a selfie made at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Oct. 2021) ... 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 played an important part in the recording of history and culture. After 35+ years of collecting, I've acquired some of America's rarest wooden cameras and worked to uncover 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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Quta Photo Machine, c.1904-11 - Camerasin Cameras
Copper Artifact from a Smelter: pre-1930s - Fine Artin Fine Art
Blair Tourist Hawkeye Camera.  1898 - 1904 - Camerasin Cameras
Kodak Folding Pocket Brownies (Nos 2 & 2A): Early 1900s  - Camerasin Cameras
‘Mystery’ Photographic Accessory (a challenge), very early 1900s - Camerasin Cameras
Dinosaur Fossil Gembone Slab on Maple Burl Display - Animalsin Animals
Peck & Snyder Baseball CdV Card - The First “True” Baseball Card. Published 1869. - Baseballin Baseball
Gibbs Camera (½-plate format), 1888 - Camerasin Cameras
Premo Supreme Camera. 1902. (The ultimate American self-casing plate camera?) - Camerasin Cameras
Brass Volute Shutter. c.1902 (the beauty of early camera shutters #9) - Camerasin Cameras


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  9. Thanks, John! I have no idea how to pronounce Quta. FWIW, after acquiring the camera, I researched Quta and its etymology. There are some very odd references to Quta as a translated word but none of i...
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  13. Thanks, AnythingObscure! I feel the same way about many postings. I learn a lot.
  14. CW doesn't like us providing online estimates and, even so, it's difficult for me to give you a good value because I don't know specifics about your camera. What I see in the pictures is a camera ...
  15. The s/n confirms the camera was made sometime from August to September 1914. The s/n is very late in the production run and, my guess, probably among the last of this model made before or during the n...
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  24. As noted on the inside back, your camera is a No.3A Folding Pocket Kodak. The No.3A was extremely popular and considered very common by collecting standards. It was introduced in May 1903 and disconti...
  25. Thanks! Ben BB2 ho2cultcha
  26. Hi, Autumnal10. I was a friend of Eric and sadly he passed away in 2016. However, I do have some information about J. Robinson and Sons. The company was around in the 1880s; first in Dublin (65 Gra...
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  30. Value depends on condition, completeness ... the usual stuff. I cannot see much in your pictures. Best to contact me offline of CW to review in detail. Go to my website (www.antiquewoodcameras.com) an...
  31. Nice camera. Hard to find.
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  40. Hi, Matthesen3006. It's probably best to review your mount with my son, he's the expert and understands all the nuances of what to look for. Post your email address as a reply and I'll send him your c...
  41. Agfa is an old company originally started in Munich, Germany in the mid-1800s. There is lots of info about Agfa on the Internet. About 1925 is when "Agfa" named cameras started to be produced. This vi...
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