Oh! I forgot to mention initially that I have an ancient wooden, collapsible tripod that my dad used in the 40's but may well date from an even earlier epoch. It isn't 'collectible' by any means and was most likely a very common choice in its' era, but it is very, very cool and still totally functional. I now use it with a thoroughly annonymous pan/tilt head for our wooden 4x5 pinhole camera. On the grounds of aesthetics alone, the two look terrific together.