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Found photographs from 70 year old Perutz film

Found in a Leica FILCA cassette, these photographs taken in Switzerland and Northern Italy in the early 1950s and developed in Dublin in 2020.There are a lot of discussions and technical considerations in this article. The object is to trace the families of the people in the photographs and to unite them with the images. Any suggestions about how to do this would be…See More
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Paul Cordes left a comment for William Fagan
"Dear William, Yes, my e-mail address is:  paul@classicphotographics.co.uk Will be good to make contact. Best Wishes Paul"
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"Hello William, I met with Dave today, am glad you have a lot to share. As did we for over 2 hours, really interesting man. Pleased that he has the Grubb ledger and is willing to share information. All the Best Paul"
Sep 7
William Fagan commented on William Fagan's blog post Online event: On choosing and using old Leicas
"My Presentation can now be seen here without the requirement of LHSA  Membership.  https://www.macfilos.com/2020/08/26/leica-cameras-of-the-20th-century-a-video-presentation-from-noted-expert-william-fagan/ So far there have been about 250…"
Aug 27
William Fagan commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Very definitely interested. I have a list of 100+ Grubb lenses that are known to exist today (including those in my own collection, about 6) and can send that to see if he has corresponding details. Most, but not all, of the items on the list can be…"
Aug 27
Paul Cordes commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Hello William, I live in the North East of England near where the Grubb Parsons factory was. I bought a small, hand written ledger which came from the works. It contained the serial numbers and lens type for lenses made in the 1860s. A local Grubb…"
Aug 27
Geoff Barker commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Hi William, nice article thanks for sharing. I wrote a small post on the Sydney Observatory 13-inch Melbourne astrographic telescope made by Howard Grubb 1888-1890 back in 2008. I'm no longer at the museum but you can read the article here.…"
Aug 4
William Fagan commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Thanks Marcel. I know that the work of Irish photographers is scattered all over the world and I would be interested in hearing about any such photographs, wherever they may be. As for Grubb, there is a long running thread on Grubb 19th Century…"
Aug 3
Marcel Safier commented on William Fagan's blog post Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants
"Hi William. Thanks for sharing this info. as someone who collects brass lenses, I have been interested in the various makers and I also happen to be a research collaborator on the Photographers of GB & Eire database and I have an interest in…"
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Found photographs from 70 year old Perutz film

Found in a Leica FILCA cassette, these photographs taken in Switzerland and Northern Italy in the early 1950s and developed in Dublin in 2020.

There are a lot of discussions and technical considerations in this article. The object is to trace the families of the people in the photographs and to unite them with the images. Any suggestions about how to…

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Posted on September 12, 2020 at 15:00

Grubb and Parsons Optical and Engineering Giants

My article on Grubb and Parsons and their optical and engineering achievements is here; A variation of this article has appeared in the Photographica magazine of the Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain…

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Posted on July 30, 2020 at 20:30 — 5 Comments

Online event: On choosing and using old Leicas

My presentation on Choosing and Using Old Leicas for the LHSA - The International Leica Society - will go out at 7.30 pm BST on Wednesday 19th August 2020.

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Posted on July 30, 2020 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

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At 15:44 on September 8, 2020, Paul Cordes said…

Dear William,

Yes, my e-mail address is:  paul@classicphotographics.co.uk

Will be good to make contact.

Best Wishes

Paul

At 20:07 on September 7, 2020, Paul Cordes said…

Hello William,

I met with Dave today, am glad you have a lot to share. As did we for over 2 hours, really interesting man.

Pleased that he has the Grubb ledger and is willing to share information.

All the Best

Paul

 
 
 

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