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    Need Help identifying this LF camera monorail -oooohhhhh Mystery!

    I have been looking to get a cheap large format monorail rig and came across this one.

    The seller was a kind of estate seller so could only provide that it was a TOYO brand and nothing else.


    It looks to me that the front (smaller) standards are 4x5 from a Toyo D45m and the rear might be an 8x10.

    I have looked up several models even from other brands and can't seem to find this one.


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    Does anyone recognize this?

    Can anyone identify the symbol on the nobs?

    One the third photo it looks like some number identification. - 6x8D 68060024

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    Re: Need Help identifying this LF camera monorail -oooohhhhh Mystery!

    PM kumar.

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    Re: Need Help identifying this LF camera monorail -oooohhhhh Mystery!

    This is a Toyo Deluxe which initially came in battleship gray. It was the first Toyo camera. I believe it was a whole plate camera.The serial number also hints to it. 8x10 wasn't all that common earlier in Japan. The stylized S symbol on the knobs stands for Sakai Machine Tools, the maker of Toyo cameras.

    Where are you located?

    Kumar

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    Re: Need Help identifying this LF camera monorail -oooohhhhh Mystery!

    Quote Originally Posted by B.S.Kumar View Post
    This is a Toyo Deluxe which initially came in battleship gray. It was the first Toyo camera. I believe it was a whole plate camera.The serial number also hints to it. 8x10 wasn't all that common earlier in Japan. The stylized S symbol on the knobs stands for Sakai Machine Tools, the maker of Toyo cameras.

    Where are you located?

    Kumar

    WOW!!! Thank you so much.

    That's so cool.

    I will try to find more information about it.


    I currently live in Japan (Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken) and was looking through Yahoo Auctions JP to acquire a monorail rig for my scanner camera project.

    I really appreciate your help. I thought I was going crazy when I couldn't match up the standard design to the older Toyo models.

    Would you be able to recommend a site where I can read more about it? Even if it's in Japanese, I can have a friend help translate.

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