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CatLABS
06-26-2011, 03:30 PM
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

mwdake
06-26-2011, 07:02 PM
I believe it is a Daydark Specialty Co. Tintype or photo post card camera.

clbenner
06-26-2011, 07:59 PM
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.

jnanian
06-26-2011, 08:57 PM
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 ...

CatLABS
06-26-2011, 09:50 PM
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?

mwdake
06-27-2011, 07:09 PM
It says on the lens plate what it is.

Google daydark St Louis and camera and there is some info.
It is listed in Mckewons.

Here's a bit more if it helps...
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/search.php?param=Daydark

vpwphoto
06-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Looks pretty new to be a Tin Type camera.... just my guess.
Again it's only worth what two people agree on....

CatLABS
06-27-2011, 08:27 PM
It says on the lens plate what it is.

Google daydark St Louis and camera and there is some info.
It is listed in Mckewons.

Here's a bit more if it helps...
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/search.php?param=Daydark

THATS IT! - thanks alotto everyone who contributed.