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Rob Tooley replied to Roger Hyam's discussion When did bellows material become synthetic?
"Early bellows were commonly finished in leather but cloth and paper were also used even as early as the wet-plate period. Sometimes the leather was coated in shellac or similar which gives a very shiny synthetic look. Advertisements sometimes…"
May 19
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, 2020
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, 2020
Rob Tooley replied to Timothy Greyhavens's discussion What is a "Victoria"?
"The Cyclopedia of Photography of 1912 gives it as a portrait mount measuring 5 x 3 1/4 inches."
Jul 9, 2020
Rob Tooley replied to Bob R_S's discussion Kodak postcard 1935
"Kodak sold sensitised paper with the reverse printed for use as a postcard. So the photographer may have printed it himself."
Jun 24, 2020

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At 9:07 on August 10, 2018, John Mead said…

Many thanks Rob just checked the location on Google Street view, it is Union Street, Ryde.

At 21:10 on February 7, 2017, Gerry Palmer said…

Please don't worry about the time scale, there's no hurry. I appreciate you taking the time to help. Is your 1/4 plate the Albion.

Best regards,  Gerry.

 
 
 

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