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is this a british patent or can anyone help ID'ing it?
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trying to see if this is british developing dish...should be a pic attached..Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Tooley Feb 15.

Adams and Co. Camera company question
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Does anyone have information on some of the products made by the Adams and Co. Camera company of 26 Charring Cross Road, London?I collect early exposure calculators, actinometers, etc and I've found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeffrey S Gould Jun 25, 2018.

Shew Camera Company
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 would anyone know if the finders that came with the Shew folding strut cameras were supplied with the cameras when purchased or if they had to be ordered separately?I have an argument going on my fb…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by darrin hill Dec 18, 2017.

Greetings from Texas... Im searching for this...
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Howdy...   thanks for the add...    I collect early wet plate gear and was wondering if anything knew anything about the j. Lewis and co. , of birmingham, Automatic plate rocker.Here's a video of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pritchard Jul 24, 2017.

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Rob Tooley replied to darrin hill's discussion is this a british patent or can anyone help ID'ing it?
"It is a developing dish for roll-films patented in the UK 1923 by  Albert Leigh and Thomas Baker. Rob"
Feb 15
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is this a british patent or can anyone help ID'ing it?

trying to see if this is british developing dish...should be a pic attached..See More
Feb 15
darrin hill replied to Raymond Robinson's discussion Help in identifying a stereoscope.
"go to stereographica.com and ask brian ginnes about it."
Feb 11
darrin hill replied to Raymond Robinson's discussion Help in identifying a stereoscope.
"it's for tissue views... like a modern day slide/transparency.."
Feb 11
Jeffrey S Gould replied to darrin hill's discussion Adams and Co. Camera company question
"Hi Darrin, Spelt your name wrong before, sorry. I don't have the chronograph, but 2 different versions of the Stopwatch meter (and one for sale). I also have the Watkins stopwatch meter, been looking for the chronographs for some time. I…"
Jun 25, 2018
darrin hill replied to darrin hill's discussion Adams and Co. Camera company question
"yeah.. they actually made two versions...  a stop watch and a chronograph.. i have one of them. I actually collect rare and early exposure calculators...  but, being texan, i dont know much about Adams and Co. and didnt know if they made…"
Jun 25, 2018
Jeffrey S Gould replied to darrin hill's discussion Adams and Co. Camera company question
"Hi Daren, Looks as though it might be some sort of range finder, but I've not seen one that shape. Incidentally, Adam's also made a Stopwatch meter. Actually a stop watch with their actinometer on the back. Regards Jeff"
Jun 25, 2018
darrin hill posted a discussion

Adams and Co. Camera company question

Does anyone have information on some of the products made by the Adams and Co. Camera company of 26 Charring Cross Road, London?I collect early exposure calculators, actinometers, etc and I've found a reference to a Telemeter made by Adams and Co. Looks like a telescope, but it has  "The Adams Telemeter, Adams and Co. 26, Charring cross road. London W.C." and it has an engraved distance scale at one end...Just wondering .. never seen one...See More
Jun 20, 2018
darrin hill replied to darrin hill's discussion Shew Camera Company
"thanks for the info."
Dec 18, 2017
Rob Tooley replied to darrin hill's discussion Shew Camera Company
"Hello, Early adverts (1892) list the finder as a separate item, along with other options and fittings. In that period the finders were wooden reflecting types (ground glass) with hoods. Later adverts (1899 and 1901) include the finder, where it is…"
Dec 18, 2017
darrin hill posted a discussion

Shew Camera Company

 would anyone know if the finders that came with the Shew folding strut cameras were supplied with the cameras when purchased or if they had to be ordered separately?I have an argument going on my fb group on wood cameras that the finders are made of wood, where some think they are of metal...  and since www.earlyphotography.co.uk has wood finders and www.antiquewoodcameras.com has metal, im a bit…See More
Dec 18, 2017
darrin hill replied to Arthur Margolin's discussion What was this piece of equipment used for?
"lovely....  you brits have the good stuff... cant find anything like that here in the states."
Oct 9, 2017

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