Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Folmer Graflex K21 Aircraft Camera

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Military Cameras
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BuffaloWyo



Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A client has asked me to try and sell a Folmer Graflex K 21 camera that's in very nice condition. The problem is I know nothing about it and am finding information about it on the web difficult to come by. The plate on the camera reads:
*********************************
Property Air Force U.S. Army
Camera Aircraft
(5 x 7 Inch)
Type: K 21
Serial No: AC-42-16391xxx
A.C. Order No.: W-535-AC-21202
Specification No.: 31160xx
The Folmer Graflex Corporation
Rochester, NY, USA
Patents Pending
*******************************

This camera was in the posession of the original user until his recent death - he was a military photographer during WWII. It's in awfully nice condition.

Any thoughts on the camera or where I might go for more information? Unfortunately, I only took a photo of the ID tag and not the camera itself.

Thank you in advance for your help!

[ This Message was edited by: BuffaloWyo on 2005-11-11 20:06 ]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
glennfromwy



Joined: 29 Nov 2001
Posts: 903
Location: S.W. Wyoming

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know a thing about the camera but it's nice to know there's someone beside myself in WY. (Cokeville)

_________________
Glenn

"Wyoming - Where everybody is somebody else's weirdo"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3232
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contact Terry Shuchat @ http://www.kspphoto.com/. He is quite a collector and has one or two vintage aircraft cameras on display and might be able to point you to a good source of info. _________________
While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a quality photograph is worth a million.

[ This Message was edited by: 45PSS on 2005-11-12 14:21 ]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BuffaloWyo



Joined: 11 Nov 2005
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the advice, 45PSS. I will contact Terry and see what he/she has to offer.

Glenn, funny thing is that not only is there another person in Wyoming, but his name is also Glenn. I saw your username on another post and had to do a doubletake - couldn't remember posting!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jim Young



Joined: 21 Nov 2005
Posts: 4
Location: St. Louis, MO

PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you find a source for military manuals for cameras, please let me know. I just bought a 1942 K-20 aerial camera in its original case. Manual was missing. Sounds like your camera is bigger than mine (4 x 5). Good luck.

Thanks, Jim Y
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mikemaselli



Joined: 11 May 2006
Posts: 3
Location: Southern Colorado

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the web site of craig cameras in Conn. I printed out the list just of Graflex cameras--many many and some military and many other manuals and repair manuals. Hope it helps.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Military Cameras All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group