Wanted ... Whole Plate DDS

Discussion in 'UK All Regions' started by Sandeha Lynch, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Sandeha Lynch

    Sandeha Lynch Member

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    Anyone got a Whole Plate DDS sitting unused in the trunk in the basement?

    Autumn is acomin' and I'm feeling the urge to build another camera; and the sheet film holder is the starting point, but Whole Plate this time.

    Any condition considered. :smile:
     
  2. Sandeha Lynch

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    S'ok, I got a bunch of holders, but looks like I'll be restoring before building - there was a camera attached.

    Btw, anybody heard of Gerard & Co, 7 South St, London?
     

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    Sandeha

    I warn you that I do not have a clue when it comes to this type of camera. That said, the one you have pictured is almost identical to the one I own, which is a Superbe Victor, made by, I believe, Thornton Pickard, circa 1910.The one pictured is the better version than mine, as it has brass fittings.

    Mine has been converted and has a plate fitted with a tripod mount, and the original lens has been replaced with a Kodak Ilex universal.

    Please don't quote me on any of this, as I said, I am a bit of a Numpty when it comes to these things.

    Regards

    Stoo
     
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  4. TheFlyingCamera

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    A lot of classic English cameras are going to look like the Thornton Pickards. There was a general "English-Style" wood field camera, which has its own quirks that were followed by most English camera makers in that period. You'll see it also in many Indian and Japanese cameras, which followed the English model. Everyone else pretty much did their own thing. Notable exceptions are Rajahs in India, which mimicked the Deardorf, and a Prinzdorf, which despite the name was also an Indian camera IIRC.
     
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    Yes I have one. I have never used it, I reckon its not quite light tight but could easily be made so (its wood and looks reasonably well made). Send your address and I will try to get to the post office...
     
  6. Sandeha Lynch

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    Many thanks, Justin. I've sent you a PM.