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I am the new owner of a Korona 8x10 view camera. It has the number 141 on the wooden body. Does anyone have an intelligent guess as to it's age?
-- Louis Jensen (email@example.com), April 04, 2001
the manufacturing of the Gundlach Koronas spans quite a long time, and they were not, as far as I know, made to one exact specification, and I know of no source for a serial numbers. But my own camera is a Korona View camera, late style, made in 1929-30. Check out the following adress for some information on the cameras (under the title Gundlach): http://www.fiberq.com/cam/
I think you should be able to recognize what kind of camera you have, when you check the respective cameras and their movements and how they look in the pictures.
-- Jimi Axelsson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 05, 2001.
I have no better suggestion than the website referred to in the previous response. I just wanted to say "congrats". I have a Korona 5x7 (beautifully restored) and love it. Very light, excellent movements. It's not stout like a Deardorf or an Agfa/Ansco, but it's just fine if you're reasonably careful (and why wouldn't you be?). An underrated make among the classic view cameras. -jeff buckels (albuquerque nm)
-- Jeff Buckels (email@example.com), April 09, 2001.