As of NOV. 2013, all items below have been sold. Thank you.
Holmes, Booth & Haydens 1/4 Plate Petzval Portrait Lens FOR SALE
1/4 Plate HBH Petzval lens. Focal length approx. 165mm and an aperture of f/4. Features rarely seen internal cone which is removable, thereby changing the aperture. Serial of 5732 dates it to 1859 or 1860.
Scovill Waterbury Lens in B size for 5x8 inch coverage and a focal length of 10 inches and f/15 in speed. Includes original flange. Lens is in nice clean condition with very good glass and ready to use after a light dusting..... Lens barrel has obtained a vintage copper-y hue to the finish... Very appealing for the collector and certainly very usable to shoot with. Lens circa 1892.
While I would never do it - some people are removing the stop wheel and then drilling a larger aperture for an instant Soft Focus lens at a reasonable price !
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Rochester Optical Company "8x10" Single View lens which is 13" in focal length and f/16 in speed. Very clean and original lens suitable for collection or use. While I would never do it - some people are removing the stop wheel and then drilling a larger aperture for an instant Soft Focus lens at a reasonable price - and one that covers 8x10 ! Lens circa 1892.
Glass is very good and clean-ready for use with a light cleaning. PLEASE NOTE: the wood lensboard is not included. Lens and Flange are included.