Chevalier brass lens

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  1. jass

    jass Member

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    I have a big sized brass lens printed with- "Photographe a Verres Combine's
    Invente par Charles Chevalier Ingenieur Arthur Chevalier Fils et Sue
    Palais Royal 158 Paris"

    How rare is this lens? Does anyone have this type of lens I checked the whole of the net but did see any info about this lens. Hope to hear from you'll.
    Thanks
     
  2. luvcameras

    luvcameras Advertiser Advertiser

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    See http://antiquecameras.net/petzvallens.html

    If you have the flange, all parts (cone shaped) and is in good shape - a SUPER rare lens with value in the $ 10,000 - $ 20,000 range...possibly more.....have a photo?

    Dan
     
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    lets see a picture please.
     
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    If chevlier's lenses were good enough for J.M. Daguere, They ought to be good enough for anybody, right? I'm hinting that if you look at photographs of Daguerotypes, let alone seeing the real thing, you'll know why these artifacs are so valuable.
     
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    ...and here is a quote from LF forum:

    "I have a big sized brass lens printed with- "Photographe a Verres Combine's
    Invente par Charles Chevalier Ingenieur Arthur Chevalier Fils et Sue
    Palais Royal 158 Paris"

    How rare is this lens? Does anyone have this type of lens I checked the whole of the net but did see any info about this lens. Hope to hear from you'll.
    Thanks"....

    excact same wording...:blink:

    here's the thread:
    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?t=65027

    read the last entry - the lens might not be that old....