View Full Version : Does anyone know of"Brand Camera Company?"

William Spence
21-Aug-2001, 03:01
Hi there! I've seen a couple of listings on Ebay for "Brand Camera Company." O ne ad said it was made in Los Angles. Has anyone heard of this company or know o f the cameras? Mahalo!

Mark Severson
21-Aug-2001, 06:55
I asked this same question a while back; the answers that resulted are here: http://hv.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=00448t

Dean Lastoria
21-Aug-2001, 14:50
I have one -- 4x5 -- lots of movements, and much more solid than a graflex (same price range) but it isn't portible at all. It has two rails. Mine is great though. The serial # sugest that there wern't many made. Good luck. Dean

Merg Ross
22-Aug-2001, 15:39
My first view camera was a Brand 17 purchased used in the early 1950's. It had a double telescoping rail, lots of swings and in my opinion a very good camera. It came with a large aluminum handle and sports sights which I removed--can't imagine it as a press camera when the graphics were still available. As a view camera it was excellent, good extension and a revolving back.