Wich is the number of your Wilart ?
Mine is No 209 !
mine is 199. are there any obvious differences between yours and mine that you can tell? I know early ones had a different design for the parallax viewer.
is the camera that you mention, which has a different design for the parallax viewer ,
the one from the eastman kodak museum ? or is it another one ?
I think that yours and mine are exactly the same .
What do you think of the Wilart on ebay at US $ 199,990 which is supposed to be a prototype, but has the number 184 ?
Best regards YR
I have not been to the Kodak museum so I don’t know. I just know I have seen pictures of a more intigrated finder that I think was an early style.
And yes, that “prototype” Wilart on ebay is silly. It looks like someone tried to put a turret mount on it but gave up. not sure who they expect to fall for that price.
I have only seen the Kodak museum on the net, but i know the cameras of that period quite well.
In fact, initially the Wilart is a copy of the “Pathé Professionnelle ” 1908, except that the body is in aluminium die cast instead of being in wood.
Having one of each, i can certify this, and very often the Wilart is called the American Pathé.
The older ones ( mine, yours ) are exactly like the Pathé, and I think that the Kodak museum one was made later ( new mould ).
Do you know other Wilart cameras in the US ? ( except those of museums : Kodak and A S C )
Concerning the “prototype” i think you are right !
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