Help with historic resources sought...

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  1. ausphoto

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    Hi all,

    I am working on the history of the FOTH DERBY and, living in Australia, I can't chase up a number of references...they're just not held in the libraries here it would seem..(At lest can't find them on the Libraries Australia Database)

    If anyone among you owns any of these publications, I would be keen on scans/digital photos of the pages mentioned below (and any others 1930s publications that may refer to Foth Derby and Foth-Flex cameras...but I have the French catalogues already)

    keen to hear from you
    Cheers
    Dirk

    Wallace Heaton Minitography & Cinetography Catalogues
    1938, p. 63
    1939, p. 134


    American annual of photography
    Volume 46, 1931, p. 31
    Amateur Photographer
    1937 pages???

    American Photography
    Volume 34, 1940, p. 864

    Camera Craft
    Volume 43, Issue 12, Photographers' Association of California 1936, p. 566

    Camera: a practical magazine for photographers
    Volume 63, Columbia Photographic Society., 1941, p. 61 advert

    Minicam
    Volume 2, 1938,p 8
    Volume 2, Sept 1938,p 4

    Photograms of the Year. Dawbarn & Ward, Ltd.,
    1932 p. 39 advert
     
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    Thanks Andy,
    Yes I have seen the French catalogue on Sylvain's site (and I have many of them in originals on my shelf).
    It is the US sources I am short of (but if anyone has them, I would also be interested in scans of pages from French suppliers other than Photo-Plait and Photo-Hall)
    Dirk
     
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    I have a Foth Derby that was my grandpa's during WWII. He arrived on Normandy beach the day after D-day. I'm not certain where he bought the camera, but it was definitely in Europe. My post is definitely a "for what it's worth" kind of post, but I find it interesting that you're researching this camera specifically. What is its appeal to you?

    If you can find these resources in Lawrence, KS (the University of Kansas), I'll be glad to go make copies or scans.
     
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    I am intrigued by them (and thus collect them)... pity is that the shutters are so tricky....but may restore a Derlux soon..
    as you own one of them if you have the time and inclination, please help out with some data. Have a look at:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/camerapedia/discuss/72157624692683978/
    and if you can find the articles I am looking for at UKansas that would be great!)
    Dirk
     
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    Dirk,

    I'll check for the numbers and add them to the flickr discussion. I probably don't have time to do the searching myself, but if you could tell me the call # and which library they're in, I'd be more than happy to go get them.

    http://www.lib.ku.edu/
     
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    Will see if I can locate them at UKansas tonight. Many thanks for the offer, and many thanks for going to look for the numbers!
    Dirk
     
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    Hi Andy
    Found these in the UKansas catalogue.. Scans/photocopies/good digital photographs would be great if your offer still stands...
    Cheers
    Dirk

    Camera Craft Volume 43, Issue 12, Photographers' Association of California 1936, p. 566
    Location: Art & Architecture Library Call #: TR1 .C34

    American Photography Volume 34, 1940, p. 864
    Location: Art & Architecture Library Call #: TR1 .A58


    American annual of photography Volume 46, 1931, p. 31
    Location: Art & Architecture Closed Stacks - In Library Use Only Call #: TR1 .A55 S
     
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    Assuming Chris [not 'Andy' sorry! :sad: ] comes through with the above then all I now need is:


    Minicam
    review or adverts for Foth Derby
    Volume 2, 1938,p 8
    Volume 2, Sept 1938,p 4

    can anyone help out?