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    Help ID段ng LF Camera

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ID:	226646Hello, I hope I have posted this in the correct forum, if not please accept my apologies and advise as to where I can post this. Thank you. I was bequeathed this camera and lens several years ago, and was told the following:

    J.A. Anderson Studio Camera with a Multiplying Back.

    Euryscop IV, No. 3, No. 45b84, Voigtlander& Sohn, Braunschweig. Obviously I know that the lens is a Voigtlander, but I have no idea about the camera.

    When shooting wet plate several years ago I owned an improved Seneca view 8 x 10, and an old speed graphic for 4x5 film. I知 definitely not a camera historian and I don稚 know where to go to find information on this. I致e googled it and can稚 find anything.



    Thanks I知 advance for any help, and if anyone knows a company/website I can contact please let me know. Thanks again.
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    Re: Help ID段ng LF Camera

    Here's a place to start. There are three different models from J.A. Anderson on the first page linked below - scroll down just a bit - but none matches your camera. OTOH, if you browse the site you will find cameras under other brands that are a closer match.

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/misc.htm

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/index.htm

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    Re: Help ID段ng LF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Here's a place to start. There are three different models from J.A. Anderson on the first page linked below - scroll down just a bit - but none matches your camera. OTOH, if you browse the site you will find cameras under other brands that are a closer match.

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/misc.htm

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/index.htm
    Thanks Oren, yeah it痴 been a mystery to me. But I知 no scholar so I figured there痴 someone on here that might know a bit more about it than I did.

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    Re: Help ID段ng LF Camera

    I believe it is a Universal Camera.
    Universal Camera by J.A. Anderson
    The Universal Camera was manufactured by J.A. Anderson. Designed for 5 x 7 portrait images and penny photo outift all in one camera. The Universal came with a universal plate attachment for making 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, or 28 on a 5 x 7 plate, using but one lens. thus giving every size needed, including a reversible plate for portrait or landscape pictures. The outfit included a lens, camera, shutter, finder, stand and one double holder. Price for 1900 was $45.00.
    http://www.historiccamera.com/librar...sal_image1.gif

    Hope this helps.
    Rod

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    Re: Help ID段ng LF Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Klukas View Post
    I believe it is a Universal Camera.
    Universal Camera by J.A. Anderson
    The Universal Camera was manufactured by J.A. Anderson. Designed for 5 x 7 portrait images and penny photo outift all in one camera. The Universal came with a universal plate attachment for making 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, or 28 on a 5 x 7 plate, using but one lens. thus giving every size needed, including a reversible plate for portrait or landscape pictures. The outfit included a lens, camera, shutter, finder, stand and one double holder. Price for 1900 was $45.00.
    http://www.historiccamera.com/librar...sal_image1.gif

    Hope this helps.
    Rod

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    Thanks, Rod, very much for the info. There痴 so many cameras from that era that all look similar, and I just couldn稚 tell what it was. It痴 in remarkably good shape for its age, and I also have a stand similar to the one pictured. I will look up more info and follow up on this post. Thanks again for your help.

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