It is a first generation Petzval, before Voigtander and Petzval parted brass rags
(before the Voigtlander factory was built in Braunschweig,
over the border in Germany, to get away from petzval's control)
There is no flange, and there should be a focus wheel to move the lens within the brass collar,
as you've noted. And the picture shows the barrel should be rotated 180˚ within the collar.
$100 ~ $400, depending on condition. This looks like $200.
It IS as historical a lens as you can get, but for those who think swirls are dumb (sorry)
there isn't any reason to go beyond $400. No focus AND no flange cuts the value in half.
A complete kit, with stops, would be different !
The last one I sold was complete (2008), and made about $400.
It was originally on a stereo camera, see the flat ground on the flange and collar.
Last edited by df cardwell; 01-11-2009 at 09:14 AM. Click to view previous post history.