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Nostalgia Nexus - early and pre-digital discussion Want to discuss the really early days of digital and even film - here is the place for you.

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Rochester Optical & Camera Co Pony Premo No 2

Further to drmarkf's fascinating thread about Thornton Pickard cameras I was lucky enough to be given a Pony Premo No 2 in remarkably good condition a couple of years ago.

From what I have read it is probably over 100 years old but looks as if it has hardly been used. The leather bellows is in perfect condition as is the leather film backing in the double-sided film carriers. The only part that doesn't work is the rubber balloon and hose for the shutter release which has perished.

I haven't tried any film in it yet, but I will have to give it a try sometime. It all feels rather delicate.

Does anyone know anything about these, or has anyone here used one?

I have borrowed this image from the net, but the camera is identical.

I shall have to get one of those big black blankets for focusing!

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