I have an antique dry plate camera that I need to sell. It is an 8x10 camera. I was going to convert it to a wet plate camera to do tintype photos, but am in a financial emergency right now and need to sell it.
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From what I can tell, it is manufactured by Crown camera company in Germany in the 1860s. That is loosely based on research I did trying to find out more about the camera. The bellows are light tight and the camera is in decent overall condition for how old it is. I also have a box of 8x10 glass plates that are in the original box and individually wrapped. I'm sure the emulsion is not usable by now and would be more for display than for use.
Other 8x10 cameras of this vintage are selling for 500-1500. I'd like 300 or best reasonable offer for the camera and the full box of dry plates.
It will be available for pickup in devils lake. I will be in grand forks today (Saturday) and will be bringing the camera with me in case anyone is interested. After today, I won't be able to deliver to grand forks.