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Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera
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On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more information about this marque and type. I have found some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Michael Barnett Jul 22.

Early stereoscope Made in England

I recently acquired this oddity on an auction site. It is made of metal and has Made in England on the base of the card holder but nothing else to identify it's orgins. Anyone have any information…Continue

Started Mar 4, 2019

William England Sandringham stereoviews and duplication of numbers but different views or lack of number.
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Graham Wood, who had assisted me greatly (amongst others) has mentioned that there are at least 15  numbered views in the William England  commission at Sandringham for HRH  Prince of Wales. This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Michael Barnett Dec 12, 2018.

Another image my Canadian CDV's with stereoviewers
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Would be nice to put a date to this studio shot and the stereo viewer on the table.I know the image is from Ontario area and the subject was Levi Armitage as that is pencilled on the back.Just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Evans Dec 11, 2018.

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Stephen Michael Barnett replied to Stephen Michael Barnett's discussion Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera
"Thanks Paul for your kind replies to my query."
Jul 22
Paul Kay replied to Stephen Michael Barnett's discussion Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera
"The other organisation which may have someone looking into Houghton cameras is here: https://www.pccgb.net/members_research.html"
Jul 22
Paul Kay replied to Stephen Michael Barnett's discussion Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera
"Some company history here: http://www.earlyphotography.co.uk/site/companies1.html#H The info says that Ensign was registered as a trademark in 1902. You might like to look at the Sanderson models…"
Jul 20
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Houghton Ensign Half Plate Camera

On it’s way to me is a Houghton Ensign Timber and brass hall plate camera. It was sold by Harrington’s in Australia . I am keen to get more information about this marque and type. I have found some links already.Been thinking about a wooden tripod to suit but very expensive it seems.Hoping for information about the camera etc.See More
Jul 20
Stephen Michael Barnett commented on Alex. Sinclair's blog post A 'new' McGlashon stereoview of Melbourne
"My dear collector friend here in South Australia has a good comment on this  Hi Stephen Have got Darrah’s book, “The World of Stereographs”? On page 135 is a McGlashon view of Collins Street Melbourne. About 35-40? Years ago,…"
Nov 27, 2019
Brett Payne commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer
"Here is another photograph of Sophia's whare taken by Josiah Martin http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-photography-68934"
Oct 8, 2019
Keith Giles commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer
"There's a biography of Josiah Martin at https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2m36/martin-josiah  and see also http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/photographers/basic_search.htm He was editor of Sharland's New Zealand…"
Oct 8, 2019
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Stephen Michael Barnett commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer
"Update, I have just discovered it’s almost certainly by Josiah Martin, 1843-1916. see https://natlib.govt.nz/items?i%5Bcategory%5D=Images&i%5Bcreator%5D=Martin%2C+Josiah%2C+1843-1916."
Oct 6, 2019
Stephen Michael Barnett commented on Stephen Michael Barnett's blog post Stereoscope viewer/Graphoscope variation
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Stereoscope viewer/Graphoscope variation

I received recently a purchase from an online auction site. It is in fair condition but has a very non-standard construction. See my photographs. Part of it seemed to be set up almost as Brewster style viewer with opaque screen and pop up mirror.Any assistance with country of manufacture, date range for manufacturer, and manufacturer much appreciatedthanks…See More
Aug 25, 2019

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Early New Zealand stereo. Information sought on photographer

Purchased yesterday from rural South Australia , a stereo view from a British Commonwealth neighbour, New Zealand.

Having quickly Googled with the information to hand, one of the subjects may well be Sophia Hinerangi…

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Posted on October 6, 2019 at 5:00 — 8 Comments

Stereoscope viewer/Graphoscope variation

I received recently a purchase from an online auction site. It is in fair condition but has a very non-standard construction. See my photographs. Part of it seemed to be set up almost as Brewster style viewer with opaque screen and pop up mirror.

Any assistance with country of manufacture, date range for manufacturer, and manufacturer much…

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Posted on August 25, 2019 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

Images of people with stereoviewers

I have become interested in finding images of folk with stereo viewers . I had such an image in my collection for decades and have come across more recently on online sites. Attached is a cdv of a young lady standing along side a column with an album and a Brewster viewer. I sat down in an antique store last week and went through hundreds of cdv cards from…

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Posted on November 24, 2018 at 4:00 — 5 Comments

1860s stereo images: Help to try to identify photographers

I returned to my one local antique store this week and traded some images I had for scores of English stereoviews. One is easy to identify  in terms of place as its written on the back in copperplate "Royal York Crescent, Clifton. Bristol." I wonder if this view attached could be by William Harvey Barton, who was active in the 1860s.

The other view I attached is of a…

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Posted on November 1, 2018 at 4:30 — 3 Comments

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