This last year I have been collecting analogue cameras but I didn’t have a proper place to showcase them. So for the better part of the year they simply stood on a table where we usually put our jigsaw puzzles (when we do one, haven’t done so in years). Of course, I didn’t really like that because I felt the cameras deserved better, since all of them are beautifully crafted and should be put somewhere so that people who visit can look at them.
After some looking around I decided on a glass case (made in sweden 😉 ) that had an okay price and is relatively sturdy (I looked at one that was shaking just when you looked at it…). so a friend and I took to the job of putting this monster up. I say monster because the package weighed in at 43kg 😮
Of course, this being a do-it-yourself-assembly style package, nothing went as planned. We got the feet wrong at first, then a long glass pane for the side fell down onto the back glass panel… but luckily, nothing broke!
When we finally had it standing and i wanted to insert the glass inlays to put the camera in, I realized that still we had two feet (that go all the way to the top) wrong and that we would have to dis-assemble the whole thing again to fix this! Without a fix you couldn’t put the glass in there, so we had no choice but to do it all again. Though we decided to wait till the next weekend, because we had just spent over an hour with it and I was starting to swear 😉
So the next weekend we re-assembled the whole thing and now I have a home for my cameras where everyone can see them and have a look at them. The finishing touch will be some light from the top so I can illuminate them at night 😉
A great bonus is that I still have a lot of room in there, so I can buy even more cameras 😉 First new resident: a Lomography LC-A+