Identifying a Ferrotype Camera

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  1. Mark Faulkner

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    Hi, Recently acquired this ferrotype camera and am having a hard time tracking down information on it. My guess so far is an American Minute Photo Co Champion Sleeve Machine, c. 1912 or 1913. It appears to be missing the nameplate and developing tank. Any information on the manufacturer and/or camera is appreciated! The next step will be to find dry plates for it.

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    That looks similar to the Glossick Direct Positive camera from the mid-late 40s. I had a Glossick from my dad's collection, which I gave to a friend who undertook restoration. In lieu of dry plates, you could try direct positive print paper.

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    Thanks for the information, I will look into direct positive print paper. I assume it can be developed using standard B&W chemicals like HC-110?
     
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