Gandolfi 4x5 Brass And Mahogany Camera. Restoration Project.
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Gandolfi 4x5 Brass And Mahogany Camera. Restoration Project.:
This is a heavy item. It will be sent by First class recorded mail inland (£13.00). Outside the UK it will be sent by courier. Specimen prices France £21.00: Spain £28.00; Italy £28.00; USA and Canada £41.00: China, Japan and Australia £63.00This should be considered a Restoration Project.
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4x5 Brass and Mahogany
More photos at bottom of page.
- No shutter or lens.
- Marked Gandolfi Makers London on name plate (see photo below) and impressed L Gandolfi Maker London into base board. (see photo below)
- Double extension.
- Many movements (see photographs below)
- It has the signature, sprung Gandolfi back. (see photograph below)
- An extremely brief history of the Gandolfi family and their cameras will be found here photographs towards the bottom of this page or please view this flickr set at is more than twenty years since the last member of the Gandolfi family retired and the available supply of "family made" cameras is drying up.
Please read these notes in tandem with the photograph below or by referring to bellows has holes and has been badly repaired with what looks like plastic electrical insulating tape,
The brass is badly tarnished, and has turned green in places.
All knobs are turning and all movements are operational
Crudely inscribed on one side is "Ealing School Of Photo" and on the back "ESP". (see photos below)
It has a small crack on base board, This should prove no problem if it is used in tandem with the correct style of tripod. I can see no sign of it getting worse despite pushing and tapping it.
There may be other faults that I have not noticed or have forgotten to mention.
I have not shown this camera to a camera service man.
I have not put a film through this camera; all tests by eye and by ear.
This camera should be considered as a restoration project. For this reason I am not allowing refunds on this item. Let the buyer beware
Before offerding please check the postage cost of this camera. I have no control over the cost of postage. This is a heavy item. It will be sent by First class recorded mail inland (£13.00). Outside the UK it will be sent by courier. Specimen prices France £21.00: Spain £28.00; Italy £28.00; USA and Canada £41.00: China, Japan and Australia £63.00.Please click on the thumbnails below to see larger photos on a different web page.
Please examine the photographs carefully.
I never use 'stock' photos and these are images of the actual Camera that is for sale.
I do not have a buy it now price; that would spoil the fun.
I am happy to attempt to answer any questions but please try to give me 24 hours notice
I am happy to sell to overseas buyers:
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