Real of replica?

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Real of replica?

Postby fbsgfoto » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:02 pm

I’ve just purchased what seems to be a 1/4 Plate Lancaster 1893 Instantograph Patent Camera that looks so new that it is hard to believe that could have 100 years so I would like to ask you if you know any Lancaster replica. I still cannot imagine that antibody could hand craft this camera as the originals are so cheap and easy to find. Please tell me your opinion.
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Re: Real of replica?

Postby box86rowh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:01 pm

Look like original but maybe refurbished with some replaced parts? Beautiful camera nonetheless!

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Re: Real of replica?

Postby fbsgfoto » Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:37 am

After some researches, it turned to be a replica. Some time ago there was in Spain a collection named "build your own vintage camera" I think they used a Lancaster as the brand ended activity more than 50 years ago and they would not find any problem with patents and the use of the brand.

Curious but anyway a pity
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Re: Real of replica?

Postby mauro.corneo » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:04 am

Hello, Ok it looks original, this from my collection,
maybe the knobs have been redone?
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