I still need to get a a wet plate holder for this camera which I am a bit worried about but I think it can be bought on eBay or made on the side by a current builder. Got the camera for the very reasonable price of $139.99 CAD with $34 CAD shipping from England. I see this as a potential workhorse camera on "Oh Canada" project, especially for quick cheaper (less silver) portraits. Glad I got it, now just have to figure out the holder. My Petzval Vandyk lens (possibly used to photograph Queen Victoria, and the King of Thailand) mounted on this camera could prove a lethally great combo! I could photograph the queens and kings of Northern Canada with it! It is all so exciting!
Here is the camera advert from the eBay seller.
|My 5x7 French Mahogany/Brass Tailboard Camera|