Old Screen

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  1. melto36

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    In the back of an old house closet I found this...I cant find any information on the net about it....Inside it says it was made by Hartshorns and has a date stamp Oct 17, 1930. Its seen better days but is still in tact. I love the hand made screws.
    Im not a photography person...but I found this forum and thought it would be a good place to ask about it.

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    I'm no expert, but, I'll hazard a guess and say that this may be an old lantern slide screen. What are it's dimensions? Height, width, etc... Too bad it's in bad shape. Still, a nice piece for the casual collector...

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    Its 34 " long and the box is 5" always around...I dont want to take it out again to measure height...but its roughly 33-34 "
    I hear you on the bad condition...but it seems to be a one of a kind thing....unless someone knows a better place to look?
     
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    You might try posting these pics on the APUG forum. There are a lot of people there who know quite a lot of older equipment and someone might be able to give you a better idea of what you've got...

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    Thanks! I sent a post there as well. I appreciate the assistance!
     
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    It is indeed in fairly bad condition which, if you're wanting to sell it, definitely impacts the value. But if it is rare enough, it may still bring in a good price.

    Unfortunately, as someone who once dealt in antiques, I am sorrier about the screen than the box/stand. I cannot offer you even a guess as to value since this is not the sort of thing I dealt in. If you are looking for a value, I would google "antique photography equipment values" or some such thing. Keep in mind though that the value of antiques is highly dependent on the location of sale.
     
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    It just would be nice to find out more about it...and if Hartshorns was a name in that feild. Im located in canada...I will search those catigories and send more emails in hopes of finding out! Thanks!
     

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