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    A Tram to The Bullring Video

    Hi Lyn Thank you... I am still not totally sure if the title was more to describe a journey to and around the Bull Ring or whether a tram was actually involved at all... it may have just sounded catchy :) All i know is it used 1930s amateur footage of Brum
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    A Tram to The Bullring Video

    Does anyone have a copy (or know where I can find one) of a 1974 BBC Programme called A Tram to the Bullring? ... the footage in that programme was also used in a 1989 BBC Programme narrated by Michael Buerk called Birmingham . The BBC have apparently lost/never kept copies of either show!
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    Lorenzo field cabinet maker/dawkins photographers

    It is surprising the number of cabinet makers in the country who turned into making cameras in the 1860s - it seemed quite a natural progression ... cameras of this age were more wooden boxes with mirrors or lenses inside... even with bellows, wood makes up most of the camera itself (an early...
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    Lorenzo field cabinet maker/dawkins photographers

    Thanks for adding bits of information about him ...i'd also found census reports and newspaper archives useful as well to get more information on him and the business, but despite a relatively decent amount of facts ...there is not much concrete out there about him. I found a report in 1903...
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    Lorenzo field cabinet maker/dawkins photographers

    Did anyone find out anything more on Lorenzo Field? (only 12 years late to the party!!!)
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    Old street pics..

    I thought I would try a different tack which may give different results... the posts already mentioned from this question have been useful
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    That went very cheaply! Glad I already have one of those though
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    Old street pics..

    Just wondered if anyone had any photos which showed anything camera or photographic related... I noticed one photo in the thread of a chemist on Potters Hill with Kodak and Ilford signs in the window which is great, but wondered if anyone had any photos of photographic studios or works, or...
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    Walter Baker Photographer

    The numbers on the backs of all carte de visite refer to the reference given to them by the individual photographer ...once the photographer closes down those records are all lost... i have not come across any Birmingham photographer whose records like that are still available unfortunately.
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    Margery Elliott publishes her first book (The Story of Rotton Park) at 99 years old!

    Thank you so much Alistair! I would really appreciate it! Birmingham's huge history of camera making and photography has been neglected and I would love to do what I can to tell people about it ...if I ever write a book on it, I will be in touch!!
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    Margery Elliott publishes her first book (The Story of Rotton Park) at 99 years old!

    I am not sure if you as the publishers are the correct person to speak to, but I am doing research on photographic history in Birmingham and Edwin Elliott is of great interest to me especially with his connection to Coronet. Do you know whether Margery has any information related to the company...
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    Suffolk St

    Does anyone know where Suffolk Building was on Suffolk Street?
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    Kodak Photographic Co

    Was just wondering if anyone had made any progress with this thread in working out what Kodak actually did in Birmingham, and where?
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    Coronet Camera Factory, Summer Lane, Aston

    Only 5 years late in getting an answer to you, but I believe you are talking about a camera called the VP Twin made by Edwin Elliot in Birmingham (his factory was next to Coronets and there are links between the company) The camera came in 3 parts to keep it to Woolworths motto of everything 6d...
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    Oooh thank you - could be very useful. Also in sparkhill/hall green, Lucas made darkroom lamps as well as their more famous motor and cycle lamps.
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    Hi thank you :) Yes i found that site previously. Aldis i kinda cant decide on - they mostly made projectors and lenses but i mostly feel they are outside the camera making field. Hurman bought the Marlow company after it went under and transferred the business to newcastle rather than...
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    Thanks Viv!! a very interesting thread
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    City Centre Photographs

    Am interested to see this discussion about Pumphrey(and Day) I am trying to find out more about camera and allied makers in Birmingham and found this advert from 1883
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    Even Philip Harris archives dont have records about their camera making but they definitely did make at least 2 different ones
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    Birmingham Camera Companies

    Yes which makes it all the more annoying that there's very little officially written about the trade when it was so big
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