if we are in the dating business so chew a little bit on this one

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by uraniumnitrate, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. uraniumnitrate

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    It seems that you people know a lot’s of things out there and I thought that some of you might just say something useful here and if somebody who knows somebody who has one it might be nice to know!

    So this thing says on the front

    LIBERTY
    View Camera
    Northern Camera Supply
    Minneapolis, Minn

    This was a piece of junk when I got it but hard labour made a camera out of mainly a firewood!

    To make it easier for you I give you a clue!
    There is one metal item on the camera says Pat Pend. 24 August 1898
     
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    Oh man, that's gorgeous! You certainly did a fine job restoring that camera.

    gene
     
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    Great camera but I would rather date a redhead.
     
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    Red head too damn mean.

    Nice camera. I married a hot blond so no need to date.
     
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    I used to own a dating club. :smile:
     
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    Man, that restoration job is excellent! It must have taken some time. Keep up the good work.

    Jim
     
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    It took marring a red head to keep me in line.
     
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    I married one too. Boy, was I fooled! :sad:
     
  9. uraniumnitrate

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    Eh….. I thought you guys where seriuos grown ups! Not a word about those black haired beauties’s from Texas or Venezuela.

    A disappointed member!
     
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    Hey, that looks like a former junker that used to sit on the floor of my garage with spiders living inside.

    It was made by the Seneca Camera Co. of Rochester New York about 1924 plus or minus. Seneca was an aggressive marketer and made cameras for anyone to paste their own name on and sell in house. Burke and James sold them as "Rexo" and yours wound up being sold by Northern Camera Supply of Minneapolis MN as a "Liberty". I have it's big brother Seneca 11X14 that I'm just in the process of restoring. It has quite a bit of broken wood to re-glue and also has weakened front standard supports that I have to figure out how to repair.

    VERY pretty!
     
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    Yes, Really nice....EC
     
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    I find one which is similar http://www.fiberq.com/cam/seneca/sencamcity3.htm but Seneca begin producing cameras in 1900. And than it would be difficult to apply for a patent in 1898.

    Don't you just love those old things? I hope that you get it right with the 11x14! I had to knock the wood apart and remove old bone gloe than reglue the whole thing. some wood I had to repair or filled out with new ones! Not the easiest thing to do but it's worth it! This is my Sunday camera! :smile: