Originally Posted by jolefler
can I hack it up to be a platform for a home built camera, or does it have collector's interest enough to make that a crime against history?
I don't know anything about the items you are referring to but it has always been my opinion that it is better to use something than to have it sitting on a shelf gathering dust.
If you can find a way to adapt it to be useful then why not?
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.