Does anyone know of "Brand Camera Company?" : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi there! I've seen a couple of listings on Ebay for "Brand Camera Company." One ad said it was made in Los Angles. Has anyone heard of this company or know of the cameras? Mahalo!

-- William Spence (, August 21, 2001


I asked this same question a while back; the answers that resulted are here:

-- Mark Severson (, August 21, 2001.

I have one -- 4x5 -- lots of movements, and much more solid than a graflex (same price range) but it isn't portible at all. It has two rails. Mine is great though. The serial # sugest that there wern't many made. Good luck. Dean

-- Dean Lastoria (, August 21, 2001.

My first view camera was a Brand 17 purchased used in the early 1950's. It had a double telescoping rail, lots of swings and in my opinion a very good camera. It came with a large aluminum handle and sports sights which I removed--can't imagine it as a press camera when the graphics were still available. As a view camera it was excellent, good extension and a revolving back.

-- Merg Ross (, August 22, 2001.

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