Thanks for the notes, guys. Bill, just double checking - you are speaking of the lower rail to which the hinge is fastened, correct?
Originally Posted by Bill Harrison
Looks like mahogany to me too. I will go a step further, and say, probably Cuban mahogany, which was still being used when this camera was built. It looks smooth grained and not ribbon grained, like honduran can be... I may have some that will match closely in my wood stash... (instrument maker) Let me know if you can't locate some in your area. Best, Bill