Recentely Peter van Hal, a fellow wet plater from Holland, contacted me and
told me about an add of a very rare antique panorama camera.
It had the extreme size of 12x24"!!
I contacted the seller and we came to an agreement.
Last weekend we drove to Brussel to collect the camera.
Of course it needed some work. but the base is in very fine condition.
It came complete with the original plate holder.
A few things I have to repair and it was missing its ground glass.
Some months ago I got some grinding powder from Arjen Went.
Wasn't able to give it a try before, but what works for small also works for BIG.
So I cut a 12x24"glass plate and started grinding.
Well, it was much easier than I expected. It took me no longer than
half an hour to grind a completely new ground glass.
Sorry for the video quality. I had to grind with one hand
and hold my I-phone with my other hand.....
short video how to grind a new ground glass.
A 8 x10"plate holder near the ground glass. Just to show the size of this beautiful camera.