Help - Tripod Identification
A friend is offering to give me the tripod pictured below. I noticed, and she confirmed, that it does not have any sort of fitting for attaching an instrument to the head of the tripod. I suspect it is made for photography or stargazing, but am at a loss to know for sure. She says it is not marked as to manufacturer. Any ideas?
My guess is that the head is not original to the legs. The legs look too lightweight to have supported a survey instrument, except perhaps a compass.
The cabinet in the background looks like it could be interesting also.
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Mark Mayer, post: 433286, member: 424 wrote: My guess is that the head is not original to the legs. The legs look too lightweight to have supported a survey instrument, except perhaps a compass..
I was thinking the same thing.
I have several old camera tripods that are similar in construction, save the spring loaded legs. Except that the mounting plates are generally some sort of specific design. Two of the mounting plates are relatively cheap pot metal. My guess is the oak head plate is an after-market marriage, possibly hand crafted.
If you were really hard pressed to obtain a manufacturer or date you might seek a camera collector's opinion.
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