Tripod

A Week of Many Projects

I took some time this week to catch up on a number of smaller projects while I carefully considered what my next step will be on Mitchell #46. Beginning with Mitchell #46 though, I spent a great deal of time considering how to set the camera up so I can begin machining the replacement bottom …

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A full view of the Herbert & Huesgen tripod and pan tilt head

Herbert & Huesgen Professional Tripod for Motion Picture Cameras

Among the crate of tripods we posted last week was this most interesting piece from around 1922. It is labeled only by the company that retailed it, Herbert & Huesgen Co. of New York. Herbert & Huesgen was established in 1908 by Henry Herbert and Charles Huesgen, and was a major importer and retailer of …

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A Tripod Un-crating

A Tripod Un-crating

This week I thought we would share an unboxing. Well really an un-crating? A visitor to our website offered me this crate of nearly 40 tripods and pan tilt heads. After letting the crate sit in quarantine over the weekend, we were finally able to unpack it on Monday. Inside we found an eclectic collection …

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Motion Picture Apparatus Co. Precision Ball Bearing Tripod Top

Motion Picture Apparatus Co. Precision Ball Bearing Tripod Top

About three years ago, I bought the contents of a storage unit, mostly to acquire a Stein two strip color camera and some vintage lenses. Included in this purchase were what I thought were three 1920’s vintage pan tilt heads. None of them had wooden legs on them at the time of purchase. Among those …

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