And they're actually quite capable cameras, once you get used to the winding/cocking mechanism :)
They do seem prone to getting dented though.
Another one from the collection;
Bell & Howell Eyemo 71-Z 35mm camera. Used by the USAAF as the A-4 Bombspotting camera.
with a B&H 10" f/4.5 Eymax...
Arrived today! An Auto Graflex R.B. Series B (2x3"), straight out of Austria. (Seen here with my Kodak Auto Graflex Junior in the same format)
Just needed a little dusting and lubrication of the rollers to get it going.
Added bonus: previous owner added a magnifying glass over the ground glass...
We're all horrible bunch of enablers, ErichH. Either here or on pages like the Vintage Camera Collectors Group on Facebook ;)
I'm still waiting on a 2x3 Auto Graflex R.B. at the moment.
And there's a No.1 Crown Tripod in the works.
Was given this lens as part of a 'payment' for cleaning/lubricating/repairing some Super Ikontas and other folders for a fellow film camera user.
Turns out the LTM version is a rare beast. I've not come across many other examples and the prices on Ebay sold listings are beyond expensive...
Finally managed to get my hands on a long winding-crank for my Bell&Howell Filmo/Eyemo cameras.
Paid way too much in shipping and tax, but they're impossible to find on this side of the Atlantic :(
My 3 1940s Bell&Howell 35mm Eyemo cameras. 71-Q and 71-Z models.
Left is a US Army PH-330-G...
Simmon Brothers Combat Camera, less than 250 made between late 1944 and the end of World War 2.
Used by US Army Signal Photographic Companies, who thought it was good but too heavy for the film size.
Unfortunately it uses the obsolete 2x3 film packs and I haven't found an alternative beyond...
Berning Robot II, Luftwaffen-Eigentum ... World War 2 German airforce gun camera.
The camera body was a G.I. bring-back trophy and given to me for free a few years back. I had it restored by Robot-Kameradienst.de (shortly before they stopped servicing cameras)
The lens I added myself is a 7.5cm...
That building reminds me of the protestant church not to far from where I live, Aushiker. Very similar in its angular design.
Some local churches, or remains at least.
"The Old Tower" - Originally built in 1320, updated in the 16th Century, the rest of the church was demolished in 1911...