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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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Omega x Swatch - Missions to Mars and the Sun MoonSwatches  - Wristwatchesin Wristwatches
CDV of Photographer Posing with a Lewis-Style Daguerreotype Camera. Attributed to late-1850s - Camerasin Cameras
Happy Halloween 2022! - Advertisingin Advertising
1878 Huntley & Palmers Baseball Theme Trade Card - Baseballin Baseball
CDV Portrait with Dressing Instructions. Probably 1870s. - Photographsin Photographs
Flammang’s Patent Revolving Back Camera - Stereo Version. c.1889  - Camerasin Cameras
Korona Special “Presentation” Camera. 1903 - Camerasin Cameras
Correcting Prism for Daguerreotype Cameras. c.1840s - early 1850s - Camerasin Cameras
Argus 12-Shot Repeating Camera, c.1890 - Camerasin Cameras
Student Camera No.1 (with accessory rock): late 1880s - 90s - Camerasin Cameras


  1. Thanks, lzenglish!
  2. Thanks, ho2cultcha!
  3. Thanks! f64imager Daddy_Nobucks Designer chrissylovescats Chevelleman69 JohnK AntigueToys egreeley1976 BB2 leighannrn sanhardin Cisum MooreAntique shughs Sean vintagegirl66 oldpeep L...
  4. Thanks! vetraio50 dav2no1 Sean Michael Daddy_Nobucks Cokeman1959 Cisum
  5. Thanks! Newfld Drake47 BHIFOS sherrilou BB2 fortapache vetraio50
  6. I put a comment here for Daddy_Nobucks to see camera display. This image of my workspace was posted 8 years ago. Other than a couple added things on the shelves, my workspace is about the same today.
  7. I put a comment here for Daddy_Nobucks to see camera display. This was posted 11 years ago. Some of the cameras have changed but it's my primary display.
  8. Daddy_Nobucks ... thanks for the kind words. You can see older pictures of my collection (8 and 11 years old) in the following S&T links: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30990-updated-came...
  9. Thanks, Sean!
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  16. Thanks, Sean!
  17. Thanks! Designer Chevelleman69 egreeley1976
  18. Your serial number tells me the camera is closer to May 1916. Picture number 2 looks like a different camera ... the No.2 Folding Autographic Brownie?
  19. Hi, Sean ... I'll post them in a day or two. Thx!
  20. It looks like you have the No.3 Autographic Kodak Model H. (3¼ x 4¼ inch format pictures). I can further confirm the specifics if you look at two things. First, behind the bed support (the foot under ...
  21. These are great. I have Mission to the Sun and Mission to Mars.
  22. Thanks! Manikin kyratango Trey JohnKratz f64imager Drake47 AntigueToys Cokeman1959 fortapache mtg75 sanhardin vintagegirl66 farmlady
  23. Thanks! oldpeep Longings Cisum Daddy_Nobucks vetraio50 Reise Lady_Picker shughs Leelani BHIFOS dav2no1 vcal kwqd Vynil33rpm Michael
  24. Thanks, sanhardin!
  25. Thanks! vintagegirl66 Chevelleman69 leighannrn pinbackfan
  26. Thanks, AnythingObscure ... but I get your point about the 460. Think about the craziness of putting a 7+ liter engine in a Thunderbird! The hood must stretch a mile!
  27. fortapache ... forgot to mention my favorite is a '63 split window!
  28. Thanks! usedcarlady Lady_Picker crswerner
  29. As a note, the C6 ZR1 is the first GM production car with the Eaton supercharger. It's also the first to hit 200 mph. Historically interesting. My car was redone with Ferrari leather by my brother-in-...
  30. These are classics. Love Corvettes old or new. Great values. FWIW, I have a 2010 C6 ZR1. ;) Still getting used to the C8 looks but they are fast.
  31. Thanks! shughs farmlady chrissylovescats oldpeep egreeley1976 Designer snowman3 Beachbum58
  32. Thanks! Sunmoon2679 AntigueToys MooreAntique ho2cultcha Longings Reise Michael vetraio50v
  33. Ben ... as I sit in sunny stands watching the final MN Twins home game ;) reading this post, I can't imagine CW going forward without your influence, guidance, and friendship. You've been the voice of...
  34. Thanks! Ben dav2no1 fortapache
  35. Thanks! Daddy_Nobucks ... yeah ... no 93 mph cutters to catch! Cisum Vynil33rpm Newfld vcal
  36. Thanks, farmlady!
  37. Thanks! Beachbum58 Daddy_Nobucks
  38. Thanks, Designer!
  39. Thanks! farmlady egreeley1976 AntigueToys MooreAntique snowman3 Michael usedcarlady leighannrn Chevelleman69 chrissylovescats Lady_Picker vintagegirl66
  40. Thanks! Daisy1000 f64imager Manikin ttomtuckert BB2 Watchsearcher dav2no1 fortapache
  41. Thanks! kwqd Cisum Vynil33rpm vetraio50
  42. Thanks for the info, Scott!
  43. Hey, Larry. Yup ... it's me! Yes. I know about the other camera and its restoration. FWIW, I emailed with Greg H. at length about it and its background. BTW, I really like the Morrison lenses, but the...
  44. Thanks, Justlooken12!
  45. Thanks, Reise!
  46. Thanks, Reise!
  47. Thanks! Chevelleman69 sanhardin JohnK mtg75 egreeley1976 vintagegirl66 f64imager
  48. Thanks! MooreAntique sugargirl Beachbum58 Lady_Picker leighannrn BB2
  49. Thanks! AntigueToys farmlady kwqd usedcarlady Phonoboy dav2no1 oldpeep Designer
  50. Thanks! Longings Cisum trukn20 shughs Daddy_Nobucks ... yes, it is very interesting. Thx! Reise Michael vetraio50 fortapache Oroyoroycanyousing
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