mystery tin type camera - can anyone identify?

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  1. CatLABS

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    anyone recognize this tin type camera?
    any info will be great!i will eventually be looking to sell it but want t find out as much as i can about it.

    has the processing tank that fits underneath the body on the rear end, and a long sleeve to stick your hand in the film loading compartment
     

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    I believe it is a Daydark Specialty Co. Tintype or photo post card camera.
     
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    If you have the coin, you could easily find out what it is (at least I think) in McKeown's Price Guide to Antique & Classic Cameras. Granted its about 10,000 photos, but I think they are at least classified somehow.
     
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    cameras i have seen that were direct positive / postcard cameras
    didn't have a top that opens like this one does.
    this almost looks like it was made out of a box.
    the lens was just attached, the tanks underneath, and the sleeve
    for grabbing and developing the post card ... and is based on
    the mandelette, or the daydark ...

    its archived, but just the same
    you might find some clues at boxcameras.com
    http://web.archive.org/web/20050219091122/http://www.boxcameras.com/

    i think the guy that started that site has a myspace page as well ( current ) .. so
    he might be able to help you ...
     
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    somehow i dont think spending 100+$ to find out what this camera is worth will be a sensible economic decision.
    unless perhaps there is someone here that can tell me otherwise?
     
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    Looks pretty new to be a Tin Type camera.... just my guess.
    Again it's only worth what two people agree on....
     
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    THATS IT! - thanks alotto everyone who contributed.