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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteymorange View Post
    This company had an interesting history, with various owners and names. I think it was started by a man named I have two or three of their lenses.
    You can see why he didn't just name the company after himself, with a name like that. :-)

    (OK, that was a cheap shot, but it was fun to say.)

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    Cheap shot but warranted. First day with the new brain and I can't do a thing with it.

    This is what happens when I stop a post in the middle while trying to look up info in files on my computer. The man's name escapes me yet, but the lenses were sold under his name, then Scientific Lens Co. and later Koehler Optical Co., all in NYC.

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    I'd be interested in determining the focal length of mine and what size camera it would have covered or been intended for. Unfortunately I don't have a large format camera to mount it to at this time.

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    Found it! The ma is U. Nehring, and the attached is from the Magazine Camera Craft, from 1910:
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    and more. This is from a post on a Yahoo group for lovers of wood and brass cameras. The author is Milan Zahorcak:

    The story starts with Ulrich Nehring, the maker of many lens accessories in the 1890s and early 1900s, and involves the Scientific Lens Company (New York) which no one knows much about. Apparently, around 1900 Nehring buys out Scientific, keeps the name, sells off the remaining stock, and spins off U.S. Optical. However, there is some sort sort lawsuit against US Optical – I don’t know what or why, but US Optical loses the appeal – and then US Optical and maybe U. Nehring both disappear
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    I have a set of U. Nehring lens cells in a small padded box. These have no barrel and no shutter but about ten years ago I found a shutter they screwed directly into. Unfortunately, I can't remember what shutter. Come to think of it, I don't know where the lens cells are either. Anyone know anything about these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    I have a set of U. Nehring lens cells in a small padded box. These have no barrel and no shutter but about ten years ago I found a shutter they screwed directly into. Unfortunately, I can't remember what shutter. Come to think of it, I don't know where the lens cells are either. Anyone know anything about these?
    Are we allowed to guess, or do we have to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Are we allowed to guess, or do we have to know?
    Sorry... I'll try to find them and post a pick.

    Found it... no markings on the outside of the box nor on the cells.

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