5x7 Large Format Camera

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  1. Terry

    Terry New Member Registered User

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    5x7 large format camera in beautiful condition for its age, there is no indication of the maker on the camera. (does anyone know the make)
    Bale arm on rear, Bellows light, extension rail, new ground glass and all the usual movements, every thing works.
    6 - 5x7 DDS all light tight and in lovely condition.
    Tripod not included.
    £700.00 p&p £20.00 UK SALE ONLY.
    I will also be listing a Devere 507 enlarger with colour head soon.
     

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    It's a Kodak Specialist Camera, that's lost its label. If you look at the fourth photo and locate the bottom front cross rail, you can see four holes where the label was attached. How do I know? I have one, complete with label. Mine has all the wood painted dark grey. Not sure if Kodak did a natural wood finish as an alternative. Ian will know...But I wouldn't mind betting that this camera has been stripped of its grey paint finish (and its labels) to reveal the mahogany and given a clear finish by someone who then forgot to put the labels back on. Mine has another label on the top which says Made in England by Kodak Limited London, and has a serial number.

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    Ian Grant Active Member Registered User

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    It's a Kodak View Camera Model B, Half Plate, which is the same film holder dimensions as 7x5.

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    Oh, and I forgot to say mine is not a 5x7, it's a Half Plate. And I imagine yours is the same. Slightly smaller than 5x7 though half plate film holders have the same external dimensions as 5x7 holders, so either will fit the camera.

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    Alan we posted at the same time. Yes this is one of the finishes another was brass fittings and slightly darker stained wood. I think they were also made with a black ebonised finish. They were made in the late 1920's to 40's I'd have to check Kodak catalogues but possibly into the 50's.

    The Model B became known as the Specialist Model 2, and was made until the late 1950's by 1960 it was replaced by the metal bodied Specialist 3 a monorail camera.

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    Thanks for the info every one.
    Terry.
     
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    Price reduced £600.
     

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