Unknown Tripod ?

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    I have a tripod here that has no name, markings, or numbers on it that I need help identifying so I can find the quick release mount. It was in a tripod bag, with “Coast” labeled on it. Any help is appreciated.


     

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    Coast Photography was a photo equipment company in California, I think. I haven't heard the name in a long time so I don't know if they are still around or not.
     
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    It’s very lightweight, legs are metal, everything else plastic, but actually feels robust. The legs extend out once more than in the picture. Has a very small bubble level.
     

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    I don’t even need the name of the tripod really, just a quick release that will fit this mount.
     
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    Honestly, finding a mount for this isn’t going to be easy. It’s an older entry level tripod and they all had different plates; there was no real standard for a long time.

    From the looks of it, this is a very cheap entry level tripod. You can tell because it has an all plastic head where the QR plate connects and because it has the braces that connect all 3 legs. You won’t find those features on any tripod worth using. As with most of these tripods, I doubt they even sold replacement plates when it was new.

    You could go on amazon and buy a tripod of this quality style for under $50, so hunting for a plate that’s going to cost half of that doesn’t seem worthwhile to me.
     

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