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Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Stuart Allen Oct 13.

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David Gardner commented on Peter Domankiewicz's blog post Request: Do you have the first Kodak manual?
"The original patent may also be useful?Kodak%201888%20patent%20US388850.pdf"
Oct 13
David Gardner commented on Peter Domankiewicz's blog post Request: Do you have the first Kodak manual?
"I have an example of the replica of the 1888 Kodak camera made in Bradford to celebrate the centenary of the camera's introduction and the 1989 opening of the Kodak Museum at the (then) National Museum of Photography Film and Television.…"
Oct 13
Stuart Allen replied to David Gardner's discussion Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
"OK I will start digging through what I have. I will need to go up into the loft so give me a few days whilst I go hunting for it. "
Oct 13
David Gardner replied to David Gardner's discussion Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
"Hi Stuart, It's good to hear from someone who knew Ken and who used the WA67 - a rare combination.   I know the history of the camera, the links with Gandolfi and I have gathered together some original literature.  It would however be…"
Oct 13
Stuart Allen replied to David Gardner's discussion Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
"Hi. I knew Ken and have used the camera. I can look through paperwork I have to see if I have a price list and leaflets on the WA67 if you like? As you will probably know he had an interest in Gandolfi cameras when he an Brian Gould took over the…"
Oct 2
David Gardner replied to David Gardner's discussion Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
"Thanks Gordon, I do have these books, and have also been fortunate to discuss the camera with John."
Sep 10
Gordon Christie replied to David Gardner's discussion Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?
"I'm sure you will already have all the information from John E. Lewis book Corfield Cameras but if not I can copy that section for you. Regards, Gordon"
Aug 29
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Corfield WA67 camera research: can you help?

I would appreciate any help you can give to inform my research into the history and production of the Corfield WA67 camera, first marketed in 1990.The WA67 was designed by Sir Kenneth Corfield, perhaps more famous (in terms of photographic manufacturing history) for his range of Corfield Periflex cameras launched in the 1950s.The WA67 was a development of a camera, named…See More
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Research: Geoffrey Gilbert and the Gilbert box camera

I am researching the history of the Gilbert box camera and its designer, Geoffrey Gilbert.  The camera was made in the 1950s and had an unusual steel body covered in artificial lizard skin.  This camera will be familiar to many.…

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Posted on August 25, 2020 at 11:30 — 5 Comments

Research: Ensign Multex

Those of us with an interest in British cameras will know the Ensign Multex as an interesting and collectable camera from the late 1930s.  It is unusual in being a 14 on 127 camera with a coupled rangefinder focussing down to 21 inches.  

Launched in 1936 as “The British Precision Miniature Camera” it moved quickly through 3 variants (Model I, Model II and Model 0 in that order) in less than 3 years and then disappeared.

I am in the…

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Posted on February 4, 2019 at 17:42

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