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    Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    I cannot believe that Darlot would have sold this lens without a neat box to deposit the removable drop-in/screw-in central stop and the rear cell when the lens is used in "Paysage" mode?

    Does anyone own, or has ever seen what this box looked like?

    I have no confidence in my ability to keep items collected and am seriously thinking about making a replica.

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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    Thanks for reading!
    Silence, I think, means that Darlot didn't consider the safe storage of unused parts of the Cone in Paysage mode to be important!
    These days, lack of suitable storage would be considered a company policy to ensure extra sale of reserve parts!
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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    Just a thought, but it may mean that had a such a box may have existed, it could have been either: made out of a soft wood that could have fallen apart over the years, perhaps leatherette-backed card, or I suspect (but easily could be wrong), made as an unbranded leather pouch - that later was consigned to the bargain bin as an unknown pouch or case.

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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    I own several cones and seen a lot more. But never seen any case for the internal part.
    Maybe because of that many of these parts are missing....
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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    I have come to the conclusion that a standard wooden box would be rather difficult to fit into a pocket and that an old fashioned sprung spectacle case (slightly oversize - press formed board) would be most handy.

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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    I'm sure they shipped in wooden boxes like this one a Darlot of mine was in.



    Those shipping boxes would be long lost, though I do see them once in about every 200 lenses. As far as the nice, satin lined and leather covered boxes, Darlot often offered them for a varity of lenses. I've seen maybe one in every 100 lenses. Like this one http://www.largeformatphotography.in...sket-set/page2 but there have been sets for other types. I bet they made them, they're just uncommon.

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    Re: Has anyone seen - or owns - the Darlot Cone "casket" box?

    Very nice to have on a shelf in the studio, when changing the studio's location or (these days!) when shipping, but not so practical for regular changing set-ups and transportable storage. I have a Busch casket set with Unicum shutter as barrel which is just about transportable (6x4x1.5") but with a lid catch I would have doubts about, even when it was new.

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