Glass, Brass, & Chrome by Kalton C. Lahue

By Kalton C. Lahue

This reprint of a 1972 ebook is the easiest (and in simple terms) resource of knowledge on 35mm cameras and images (which used to be known as 'miniature' layout again whilst such a lot cameras used glass plates and/or huge sheets of film). there's a brief heritage lesson of images from prior to 35mm cameras turned well known during the Nineteen Sixties, then information regarding the cameras varieties the majority of the textual content. info on American 35mm cameras from this period of time (~1920 - Nineteen Sixties) is tough to discover. This ebook describes the corporations and their items. there are numerous photographs, yet they're of low caliber (copies of copies), but if you're the in simple terms resource who can whinge? And at virtually 350 pages it is a lot of knowledge for the money. a good publication a couple of overlooked topic. hugely prompt, regardless of the terrible caliber illustrations.

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Begun before the turn of the century as Camera and Darkroom, it breathed its last in the early ig5o's, when it was absorbed into Populizr Photography. Throughout its many years the magazine reflected the progress of photography but remained to the last devoted primarily to the craftsman, a not-too-salable product in the end. England has probably produced the largest number of photographic journals and the most comprehensive ones. The English not only write about photography, they This 1939 trade advertisement for the Perfex Forty Four also appeared in consumer magazines and illustrates the emphasis on technical information to sell cameras at the time.

In 1935, with the assistance of Henry J. Lester, he produced the first edition of the most durable and authoritative work on 35mm photography ever published, the Leica Manual. After countless revisions and subsequent printings, it still stands as one of the best books available on the subject. Indicative of the importance of the 35mm was the recognition that camera owners were prime prospects for theater tickets. In the thirties, while the movies tried bank nights and bingo, stage-theater managers designated certain nights for candid shooting and filled their houses with camera fans.

A highly respected member of the photographic fraternity, Dr. Kenneth Mees, of Eastman Kodak Company's Research Laboratory, would have been the ideal person to lead the bandwagon. Dr. Mees was brought to Kodak in GLASS, BRASS, AND CHROME 1912 when it purchased the English firm of Wratten and Wainright, manufacturers of sensitized products and filters. For many years he firmly believed that what the public really needed to inflame its photographic interest into a roaring passion was an "Aunt Molly" camera, one which even a fumble-fingered amateur could operate and enjoy.

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