RE: plate holder woes (again)

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/06/04-02:05:05 PM Z
Message-id: <91614AC5612CD611BDC500062970ACDF01BDB62A@EXCHANGE_SERV>

Contact my friend Gary Bartoloni in Sag Harbor New York at the or leave a message at 631 725-2531/Fax 631 725-8045 or
631 477-3070. He is a large format person and should know where you can get
8x10 film holders (he's into 11x14 now). If all the phone numbers I gave you
are out of date, check "Danspapers" (Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY) on
the web and check their ads or call them. I know he advertises in that paper
so they should know how to get him. Mention my name, Gerry Giliberti, to
Gary also. He's a difficult guy to get a hold of and he can be a little
temperamental, but he's OK.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Danforth []
Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 2:46 PM
Subject: plate holder woes (again)

After my latest dead end (see below), I'm now, again, at a loss on where to
get plate holders for my modern 8x10 camera. I sent the e-mail below to the
Star Camera Company and I just don't understand the reply. Could someone
help me to understand why this guy seems to be implying that I'm an idiot?
I don't plan on doing wet-plate collodion and I don't plan on making
glass-plate negatives... maybe the definition of tin type that I'm working
from is different than his?

Could someone please tell me if what I'm after is even possible? Do any of
you work with plate holders that fit into a regular spring-clip back on a
modern view camera? Can I buy one or borrow one to replicate? I'm going
out of my mind trying to find plate holders.

---original message---
I was browsing the Star Camera website and I'm duly impressed. I would like
to use my Calumet 8x10 view camera to make Daguerreotypes and tin types but
I do not have any plate holders. What I would like to know is if you can
make the following for me and how much such a thing might cost:

2 8x10 full size plate holders (single side OK, double side all the better)
for use on 8x10 back
2 8x10 holders with centered 4x10 plate holder (single side OK, double side
all the better) for use on 8x10 back
2 4x5 full size plate holders (single side OK, double side all the better)
for use on 4x5 back

I would like for these plate holders to work in the same manner as film
holders in that they can be used in a standard spring-clip back on view
cameras. I may very well ditch the Calumet and buy a field Toyo 8x10 in the
next five years so I would want to know that I could use these on another
camera with a standard spring-clip back. I am willing to ship the Calumet
to you and may consider a visit to NJ.

Sorry these things cannot be made. Too thin, you really
need some insight into collodion to figure out what you

Received on Tue Jul 6 13:49:52 2004

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