Score! Free Camera!

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by JohnRichard, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. JohnRichard

    JohnRichard Member

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    So I was at my very late great grandmothers house today, looking for a station wagen that has disappeared. I stumbled on an open room attached to the garage. Mind you, I have been looking for this mythical camera for some time, and today I found it. Buried underneath some motorcycle engine parts, and some other... things, I found:

    A Burk and James Rembrant portrait (I think its 4x5)
    A Graflex 120 roll holder! YAY!
    A Kodak Anastigmat f - 4.5 7.5" loaded in... some kind of shutter (see pics)
    A Kodak Ektar f:3,5 and I think what says F - 5cm but its way tinyer than any 50mm I have ever seen. (likely broken)

    A Meyer Gorlitz Weitwinkel Aristostigmat 1:6.3/100v (Simi-broken)
    A Kodak Ektar f4.7 127mm loaded in a Rapdx Synchromatic (Best of the lot)
    Finally I got a Spiratone 50mm f3.5, no shutter.

    I have a lot of cleaning to do the next few weeks. I started on the 127mm ektar, because I can throw it on the Speed and test it. The rest of this stuff, I have no Idea about. But since I own every format camera, something is bound to work.
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  2. Anscojohn

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    The Spiratone 50 is an enlarging lens, ah betcha.
     
  3. paul ewins

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    Looks like a Packard shutter to me. Despite the surface rust I would expect that it would be easy to clean and get back in running order. The thing at the bottom of the air cylinder is probably a flash sync. Just speculating a bit, but the screw behind the two blades could allow you to adjust the firing time if you were using flash bulbs.
     
  4. willrea

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    Nice find.
     
  5. Bosaiya

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    Did you ever find the station wagon???
     
  6. Rick A

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    The Spiatone 50/3.5 is an enlarging lens for sure---Great score on the rest of the treasure!

    Rick
     
  7. JohnRichard

    JohnRichard Member

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    I still have not located the wagon, it was a 62 Pontiac? I think, and the reason I want it is because A) I can make a cool rat rod out of it, and 2) It has a 60 degree aluminum v6 in it, with 40k original miles.
     
  8. John Kasaian

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    I think it is really cool that your great grandmother not only was a large format photographer, but that she also worked on motorcycle engines! :smile:
    IIRC the Rembrandt will also accept a 5x7 back.
     
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    Ooh, nice haul! Unfortunately my grandmothers were just into knitting and crosswords.
     
  10. Colin Corneau

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    Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny GO!