FYI, there is a large wood robertson copy camera for sale in sacramento.

I went and looked at it today. Its on a focusing rail about 5 feet long. The front and rear standards are about 24" by 24". The lens on it is an uncoated 300mm f4.5 ziess tessar.

I am not sure if someone could convert it to something useable, but it certainly makes a nice conversation piece.

if anyone is interested they are selling it via blind auction. (highest bidder, but you dont know what other people are bidding on it)

**I am not afiliated with the sellers, I just dont want any good photo equipment to go to waste.

heres the link to the listing:
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/gms/709250103.html

(interestingly enough, I was actually looking for tools when i chanced upon the listing)