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Jim Galli
14-Jul-2014, 06:29
Here. (http://www.shorpy.com/node/18155?size=_original#caption) Looks like a 'radial drive' which would be correct. He obviously has his wide angle on the camera :cool: Glad I'm not the first guy to leave half my stuff laying around in the picture.

Bruce Schultz
14-Jul-2014, 08:00
Probably a CC Harrison. Looks like a tripod on the far left made from a small tree.

goamules
14-Jul-2014, 08:29
Good catch Jim! Nice period picture of one of our rare American Radials. For petzvals, I recently pretty much only shoot them, and have sold off most of my others from other countries.

Bruce, there are 2 or 3 other American radial drive makers in this time period besides CC Harrison.

Jason Greenberg Motamedi
14-Jul-2014, 08:44
Already lost the hood!

Jim Galli
14-Jul-2014, 09:22
Already lost the hood!

Probably unscrewed the hood and carefully set it on the Harrison Globe in use ;)

Will Whitaker
14-Jul-2014, 09:28
Early eBay product shot. ("Hood included, but not pictured.")

Jac@stafford.net
14-Jul-2014, 09:30
Probably unscrewed the hood and carefully set it on the Harrison Globe in use ;)

Look to the right of the lens for the lens hood.
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BetterSense
14-Jul-2014, 09:45
Perhaps he intended to crop the image, and composed accordingly.

Jim Galli
14-Jul-2014, 10:17
Look to the right of the lens for the lens hood.
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Perhaps he intended to crop the image, and composed accordingly.

Ahh, the story unfolds. He first looked at it with the petzval, and he said 'dammit' dark corners. Maybe if I take the hood off the $!@#$^ thing will cover it. Nope, gonna have to put the globe on.

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." King Solomon, Eccl 1:9

goamules
14-Jul-2014, 10:23
I think the hood was obviously blown off in the terrible industrial accident that also ripped the aluminum siding off that church building. Oh, the humanity....

BradS
14-Jul-2014, 10:52
The lone tree to the right of the church looks like a modern "cell phone tower cleverly disguised as a tree".

lenser
14-Jul-2014, 17:30
The gentleman on the left is Matthew Brady. I any list exists of his preferred gear, it may be possible to make a close guess as to the lens from that list.

pierre506
14-Jul-2014, 17:54
Don't forget HBH, too.