Camera from Venus

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  1. montresor

    montresor TPF Noob!

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    I just about dropped my dentures at a thrift store today when I saw this in the case. They were asking $6.50. Bought it in less than a New York minute.

    The combination winding crank/shutter is broken on mine; apparently that's the case on a lot of these. Mine is Model No. A 10919, with an f5 Wollensak lens that also reads "Ellison-Hollywood."

    Who says thrifting is dead?

    http://www.geh.org/fm/mees/htmlsrc/mQ10000003_ful.html
     
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    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have no idea what that is, but for less than $10.00 and it fits in with what you've been after - good on ya!!
     
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    It's an early 35mm camera made in Chicago from 1928 to 1933. Took 40 shots on a roll. One of the strangest looking cameras I've seen!
     
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    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    BtW - did you take the photo in the link? Good lighting.

    Pat
     
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    Hopefully the crank on the camera is intact. They are well known to have broken, missing or defective cranks. It is a strange camera indeed and you got it for an excellent price!
     
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    What an exotic and beautiful camera!
     
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    Thank you very much for the excellent pictures of this most interesting camera.
     
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    i like the notes section on that link ... "Brick-shaped brown bakelite body."
     
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    It's highly, if most likely unintentionally, alliterative....
     

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