"Yes, the lateral rails appeared circa 1911, before it was a baseboard with bottom rails. See the attached extract from McKeown's guide, p.659. Also attached another Mentor (Klein-Mentor) rebranded in the UK, the 'Sickle Reflex de…"
This camera from Staley is most probably of German origin. It looks very similar to the Goltz & Breutmann Mentor Reflex from 1905. Staley at the time was selling other Mentor cameras, such as the 'Collapsible Royal Focal…"
"There are no early reference to Portuguese made cameras at the turn of the XIX century. A few retailers would sell German, British and French cameras. In last Photographica Fair in London I found a tailboard camera branded by J.J. Ribeiro & Cia…"