Contact Information for R.H. Phillips & Sons : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Does anyone have a current phone number, e mail address, postal address, or web site for Phillips? The last phone number shown in a View Camera magazine review is no longer in service. The last ad in View Camera Magazine gives a Midland, Michigan address but information has no listing for them in Midland. This is not an easy company to find! Any help would be appreciated.

-- Brian Ellis (, November 15, 2001


The Resources list of the LF page has: 2283 Old Pine Trail Midland, MI 48642-8840, USA tel 517-835-7897 fax 517-839-9745.

-- Q.-Tuan Luong (, November 15, 2001.

Dr. Richard Phillips R. H. Phillips &Sons 2283 Old Pine Trail Midland, MI 48642 989-835-7897

I can't find his email but he definitely has email ... youmight try a Google search.Dick travels a lot but even when he is ont he road he checks his messages and the phone kicks over to his house when he is not there.

-- Ted Harris (, November 15, 2001. is the email address for Phillips. He's out in the field taking photos, so you might not get an answer right away.

-- Donald Brewster (, November 15, 2001.

Thanks Ted, I'll give that number a try. Tuan, the number in the resources page is the number I tried (with the new area code of 989) and it's been disconnected.

-- Brian Ellis (, November 15, 2001.

The email address Donald provided is correct; Dick's last message arrived from it on October 27. He said he'd be on the road for a while, expecting to return roughly one week from now. Dick sometimes checks email when away, but I'm not sure if he will on this trip.

I haven't called Dick much since the advent of email, but a recent invoice from him (dated June 4, 2001) shows the voice number as (517) 835-7897 and a fax of (989) 839-9745. Apparently it's an overlay area code for new numbers. Address on the invoice is the same as posted by Tuan and Ted above. If you're after an answer machine, it's probably best you try again with the 517 area code.

-- Sal Santamaura (, November 15, 2001.

O.K., I got through on the third try, using the new 989 area code. I don't know what happened the first two times, maybe they're having phone problems. Also don't know why directory assistance didn't have a listing for them in Midland, MI, but thanks to all for the help. Maybe one of these years I'll be the proud owner of a Phillips 8x10 camera.

-- Brian Ellis (, November 15, 2001.

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