Quote Originally Posted by Len Middleton View Post
But the metal bits that tie together the various wooden bits can...

As they have on my 50 year old Deadorff V8. The rust may cause structural problems for my camera maybe in another 100 years, but not expecting that to be a problem that I will have to deal with at that time...
True. I think the camera that Michael is looking at right now, though, the Ebony, has metal parts made of titanium, which of course are very corrosion resistant.
My old Osaka 4x5 camera had metal parts made of nickel plated brass, which is also very good with respect to corrosion.