old french view camera fribourg & hesse paris

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  1. gongu

    gongu TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I came across an old French view camera
    Tagged with: "fribourg & hesse" Paris on a brass plate in front.
    The back measures 25x 18.5 cm
    It is wooden made-the collapsible type (flatbed I think).
    Does anyone know this camera or has any info about its history or value?
    Thanks
    David
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey David, that's a little bit of a stumper for me. However, can you post a few pictures of the camera? Might help a bit.
     
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    very nice find.
     
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    Interesting camera. I have no knowledge of F&H. Something to google and gen up on! Is the lens engraved with any name or clues?

    In the early days of camera manufacture, the camera-bodies were designed/built/marketed by cabinet-makers, whilst optics were a seperate field entirely. The era of body and lens under one roof came later on. I wonder just how old this one is?

    It would be nice to see a picture of what you have!
     

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