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    Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Does anyone know the maker which uses this camera logo? Its off a brass projection lens. It looks like Cook which makes me think Cooke but there is no E and I've never seen them use that logo. Thanks if anyone knows the answer.Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    I don't know anything about it either, but could the outer "c" and "o" stand for company? I would try searching for a maker with the initials O and K

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    That was my conclusion, too!

    Most company logos with a double "O" couldn't resist pairing them up to make "eyes" or owl type sketches!

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Since it's likely a projection lens it could be a stamp from the magic lantern maker rather than the lens maker.

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    My first thought was that it was an early Kodak logo. A quick internet search showed the thought was erroneous.

    Keith

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Quote Originally Posted by karl french View Post
    Since it's likely a projection lens it could be a stamp from the magic lantern maker rather than the lens maker.
    Repeat after me........

    I must always check the OP's mail before replying.
    I must always check the OP's mail before replying.
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    - I've been there too! But your right about the logo representing the magic lantern maker, rather than the lens supplier.

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    I'm going with the Kleine Optical Company of Chicago.

    The only image I could find showing the logo was on ebay and engraved with Chicago-Montreal. Another I found was a Darlot made in Paris. Here's a screen grab of the former:

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    ...and if I'd taken the time to scroll to the very next image, I'd have seen the full engraving (Chicago-Montreal-New York) and a clearer representation of the logo:

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Well done. Detective work is fun!

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Hey, that's it. Thank's for all the insights and for finally identifying it. It is like detective work and I always like learning lost history.

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    Re: Anyone know this manufacturer's logo?

    Quote Originally Posted by rossn4 View Post
    Hey, that's it. Thank's for all the insights and for finally identifying it. It is like detective work and I always like learning lost history.
    You're very welcome - I like mysteries, but I also like solving them. I'm also a big fan of 'lost history'. I keep reading up on things that have absolutely no practical use for me, but are simply interesting in their own right.

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