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    New toy: Duchess

    Finally found my mother's camera - It was old when she acquired it her yoof sometime in the 50s. No makers nameplate, but comparing it to a few images out there, it would appear to be a Houghton Duchess from the turn of the century. The TP shutter is working, although the blinds could do with replacing and the lens is free of fungus.

    Got a box or two of Ilford ¼plates (the holders are fitted with a reducer) and found a pack of war time Kodak ½plate sized film - No idea if any of it is usable...
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    Very nice! Waiting to see the results. I have my Grandmother's camera, but it's a Kodak Autographic, so not so unusual. Still glad to have it.
    Bruce

    Moma don't take my Kodachrome away!
    Oops, Kodak, of all people, did!
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    What kind of shutter is that w/ all the clockwork on the outside??? Oh, I see now that you mentioned that it was a TP.

    Plenty of movement on the little guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momus View Post
    Plenty of movement on the little guy.
    She will not be impressed

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    Nice find! Great find re: family history!!
    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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