Ansco Model A

Tell everyone where you have seen old gear in stores, museums... or in use!
User avatar
the_hefay
Viceroy
Posts: 1173
Joined: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:32 am
Location: Wyoming, USA

Ansco Model A

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:29 am

This was part of what I was given when my Grandma passed away. It was originally my Great Grandad's camera and was stored in a box for for many years. I took the front apart and cleaned the main lens and the two view finder lenses. The mirrors in the view finders were etched and corroded and totally unusable. My uncle suggested some metal flashing he had left over from a construction project. I was kind of skeptical, but it worked like a champ. You can see in the second picture how well it turned out for being a piece of shiny sheet metal.
Attachments
_DSC6022 BW 1024.jpg
Ansco Model A using small leg support.
_DSC6022 BW 1024.jpg (171.42 KiB) Viewed 4266 times
_DSC6025 BW 1024.jpg
view through one of the view finders.
_DSC6025 BW 1024.jpg (207.08 KiB) Viewed 4266 times
Image

User avatar
Birma
Tower of Babel
Posts: 6679
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:10 pm

Re: Ansco Model A

Unread postby Birma » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:35 pm

Great to revive a family heirloom like this :) Next .... pictures! ;)
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.

User avatar
the_hefay
Viceroy
Posts: 1173
Joined: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:32 am
Location: Wyoming, USA

Re: Ansco Model A

Unread postby the_hefay » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:35 pm

There were actually three cameras, so the 3 photo buffs each received one. One was a Brownie, I'm not sure which model, the other was a larger bellows camera, but I didn't get a chance to see it. I'll have to go visit my cousin and check it out.

I've run a couple of test rolls through it to see how it worked. The shutter spring is a little tired which creates a difficulty for camera shake. Also, the sun can not be shining on the front of the camera at all so sun or other very strong light sources must be adjusted for accordingly. I'd really like to try a star trail shot with it. It has a lever that holds the shutter open for long exposures and it has two seperate aperture sizes.
Image

User avatar
the_hefay
Viceroy
Posts: 1173
Joined: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:32 am
Location: Wyoming, USA

Re: Ansco Model A

Unread postby the_hefay » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:03 pm

I kind of forgot about this post. Anyways, I did take some pictures but there is some serious light leak somewhere. Maybe one of these days I can spend some time figuring that out.
Image


Return to “Eye Spy”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron