A friend got me a "Folmer & Schwing collapsible camera stand" from the 1920's. It is wooden, matches my deardorff, and they look kinda cool together. Surprisingly light, though the center column is a solid cylindrical piece of timber, about 3-4 inches across (would make a good club) and thus far seems to be pretty stable too for flat surface use.
The tripod head consists of two flat piece of wood with one piece laying flat on top of the other and both attached together at one side by a hinge. The piece on the bottom connects to the tripod post by a collar. The flat piece on the top has a worn felt top, with a hole and tripod screw stuck through it, to be attached to the camera. You can adjust the hinged pieces to provide a degree of tilt to this head, and tighten it that way so your camera can point up or down.
Anyway, when I tried to attach my deardorrf to it, the tripod post screw did not seem to fit. The width of the screw was about right, the problem seems to be the space difference between the grooves on the screw (forgot the technical name for this)
Were the tripod screws not standard-sized back then? The dorff fits fine on the other modern tripods that I have
Anyone have nay more info on thse stands?