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A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter
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I have a reflex camera with both these names attached on plaques on it. It's quite large, the one bookform film holder fits 5x7sheaths.I'm in the middle of restoring it, as someone dropped it…Continue

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Anne Bull replied to Anne Bull's discussion A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter
"Thank you, this helps a lot.  The camera is in surprisingly good shape, despite rusty screws and a hole in a shutter curtain. A mouse evidently tried to make it a home long ago and made a doorway through the shutter....part of one interior side…"
Nov 14
Rob Tooley replied to Anne Bull's discussion A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter
"Hopefully two files are attached showing adverts for the Royal from 1907 and 1908. The shutter is probably set in two parts – by setting the spring tension which controls the rate at which the blinds move and by changing the gap between the…"
Nov 14
Anne Bull replied to Anne Bull's discussion A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter
"That would explain why the Staley plaque is set in to the  frame and the Sands and Hunter is more like a sticker. Thank you any information would be welcome. As for working it...would the TP like mechanism be for the speeds? The top roller also…"
Nov 12
Rob Tooley replied to Anne Bull's discussion A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter
"This looks like the Royal sold/made by Staley  in the 1900s. The large focusing hood was introduced in 1908.  Sands & Hunter would have been the retailer either new or second hand.  I'll add some photos that show adverts for…"
Nov 12
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A.E.Staley and Sands and Hunter

I have a reflex camera with both these names attached on plaques on it. It's quite large, the one bookform film holder fits 5x7sheaths.I'm in the middle of restoring it, as someone dropped it sometime ( I think) and cracked the front standard.It looks something like "The Britisher" reflex, but the winding mechanism is different. Also has a lower mechanism that looks like the speed regulator on a T.P. shutter.I was hoping that someone could give me more information about this than I can find on…See More
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"I have several British made cameras that I would like to know more about"
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