Having started with the Victorian bellows cameras I thought I’d explore some other old cameras and see if I could use them with paper negatives. I found that local general auctions often had collections of cameras for sale so started there.
I started by seeing if/how they worked, cleaning them, and, if within my limited skill set, repairing them to a point where I can try them with film, x-ray film or paper negatives. When I have satisfied my curiosity I have sold them on and bought some more!
Along the way I have saved a few to add to my collection – but only those which help produce images that I find interesting and/or beautiful.