Re: Restoration of tri-color camera

From: Sandy King ^lt;>
Date: 03/11/05-06:30:07 PM Z
Message-id: <a0602041fbe57e63e068b@[]>

I have been quite surprised with how much information is still
available about these cameras, though so far I have heard from only
one person who has actually used such a camera to make color prints.

As for the carbon tissue I don't belive that Bostick and Sullivan has
any three-color tissue for sale at this time. I know for a fact that
Dick Sullivan is interested in producing this material, but so far as
I know he has not done so as of yet, even for testing.


>----- Original Message ----- From: "Sandy King" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 9:11 AM
>Subject: Re: Restoration of tri-color camera
>>Well, the good news is that the company that made my 5X7 tri-color
>>camera back in the 1930s, National Photocolor, is still in
>>business. See at
>>Other good news is that someone on the list actually has a manual
>>for use of this camera and is going to provide me with a copy. He
>>has also already restored one and promises to be an invaluable
>>resource in my own work.
>>The bad news is that some of the parts I will need for the
>>restoration, in particular pellicle mirrors, are fairly expensive.
>>I will try to remember to document the progress of this project for
>>those who might be interested.
> I wonder if others are using these old cameras. If so the person at
>National Photocolor may have some information on suggested films and
>development. Carbon printing materials are available from Bostick &
>Sullivan, however I don't know if the right color tissue for three
>color work is available, an e-mail will find out.
>Richard Knoppow
>Los Angeles, CA, USA
Received on Fri Mar 11 18:30:17 2005

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