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Returning the 1888 Chapman camera to use

Restoration has been kept to the minimum needed to make the camera light-proof and usable: all the interventions are reversible. Rather than fit new bellows, leaks have been repaired with removable strips of gaffer tape (inside the bellows) and splits in the dark slides have been repaired with wax…

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Added by Tom Evans on April 10, 2018 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

A J. T. Chapman 'British' 15 x 12" camera of c1888

This is the start of a series about restoring and photographing with a nineteenth-century stand camera - and the outcomes of the experience. The story began in 2010 when I was given a 15” x 12” Victorian camera, with the words “who knows, you might be able to get it working again.”  It was a generous gift and I…

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Added by Tom Evans on January 9, 2018 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

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