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    1898 Camera parts

    A few months ago in a separate (restoring my Quarter plate camera) thread I posted some small images from an 1898 advert. A couple of people asked to see the complete adverts. They needed considerable cleaning up to be clear and here they are:

    Lonsdale Bros, London





    Vevers of Leeds.



    You could buy everything you needed to just assemble a camera of almost any style you wanted. Lonsdale Bros also sold camera kits for retailers to assemble & customise as required.

    Of particular inters is the wooden profiles for dark slides, and the slide shutter's themselves.

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    So, where, exactly, is that "way-back" machine when we need it?

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    How cool! Thanks Ian...Evan Clarke

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    All I know is that I checked, and there is a place called Clean City at that address now.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1C...ed=0CBMQ8gEwAA
    "Would you like it if someone that painted in oils told you that you were not making portraits because you were using a camera?"
    "Shouldn't it be more about the joy of producing and viewing the photo than what you paid for the camera?"

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    I've put all 7 pages into a PDF file now, it's an interesting set of pages. The company sold finished cameras, half built kits, and then all the parts separately.

    PDF of Lonsdale's products 1898

    My interest is because I'm still trying to identify the manufacturer of my British Quarter plate Camera.

    At last I've narrowed it down, to being a Houghton "Victo", or Thornton Pickard. It's a generic camera, but now I've found TP also sold the Victo. There was a lot of inter trading in the 1880's & 90's

    Ian

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    "So, where, exactly, is that "way-back" machine when we need it? "

    I think I need the "Way, waaaay back machine", or a time machine.
    When I'm done building mine I'll be taking orders for all the parts you need



 

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