...and this is one of the images from the roll I shot with it. It has been cropped a bit, after I leveled the horizon in Photoshop and cleaned up some of the dust from scanning the print, but that was pretty much it:
Ya just brought an unpleasant memory to mind. I had one that was my maternal grandfathers and it was packed in a box of miscellaneous photo gear that somehow got lost on our move from New York to Washington.
Unpleasant in that it was a sentimental keep-sake.
Ouch! Ron, it always hurts to lose a camera (well, almost always).
I have done a bit of restoration on the camera, Peter...but not much. Cleaned the whole thing with some baby shampoo first. Then used some Venetian Cream to soften the leather covering, cover the scuff marks, and give it back some of the original black look. I put some mink oil on the bellows, and cleaned all the brass and brightwork. It was actually in pretty good shape. Here's a reference photo: