My boyfriend owns an 8x10 Gandolfi. He went from Austria to England to fetch it (in the 1970s) and it was handed over personally by Fred Gandolfi. Unfortunately he did not understand a lot of Fred's English accent - He did not know me back then; I think I could have translated ;-)
Anyway, I am now looking for a history of the Gandolfi cameras and what i have found is rather scarce. Do you think you could scan the obituary and mail it to me?
Eva Maria from Austria
I seem to remember, many years back, a paragraph in the RPS Journal by someone requesting donations to assist the Gandolfi brothers whom it said were in straightened circumstances.
owner of a 5x7 traditional with extra 4x5 back
I just read your post on the Gandolfi today(12/08) and the image has been removed by EBAY. I own an 8x10 Gandolfi I purchased from an English Auction House via Ebay. It was advertised as a "plate camera" but is,in fact, a film camera. I was a bit disapointed at first, but it is a realy nice camera.
I have not been able to find one like it by searching the internet, but am realy curious as to when it was built.