F. and S. Marriott 140 Newbegin, Hornsea, England, HU18 1PB

May 2010. Stephanie died peacefully on 19th April after a short stay in hospital. She had been suffering from acute cervical cancer. Fred will continue to run the business to the best of his ability. The web site is slowly getting under control again as he tries to take over some of Stephanie's responsibilities, and learns some of the mysteries of Dreamweaver.

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Note: to be included in this list Stephanie must have found some historical information. Promotion of new items is not enough, which is why some of the biggest and best names in cameras are not here.

Alpa has excellent historical pages with some information about Jacques Bogopolsky as well as plenty of Alpa facts.

Argus has a list of Argus cameras, with dates of manufacture and serial number ranges. There is also a short company history and some camera repairers in the U.S.A. I did not see anything about the British company called Argus, so perhaps the two companies share nothing but a name. Seems to have been redesigned to be even more irritatng than before but they do include a few American companies who offer repairs for Argus (and other) cameras.

Beaulieu cameras - site includes some historical information. The site is in French and my French is poor, to put it politely, but I think the site is saying that the production and service of Beaulieu cameras, except for those under guarantee, was stopped with effect from 1st September.

Canon has to have the best historical site that I've seen so far. Every Canon still camera is here (they say), arranged in a virtual museum. Lots of pictures can make it slow to download, but if you have a Canon to identify, this is the site to visit.

Hasselblad has a company history and the story of the links between the Hasselblad camera and the NASA space missions.

Kodak has a lot of interesting information (I think) but I did not see much of it as I got fed up with waiting for it to download (and this is with broadband). Pages include information about George Eastman, technological changes and major camera introduction dates and original prices.

Mamiya has a lot of instruction books available as PDF files for download and they also give comprehensive information regarding service/repair facilities and costs.

Meopta has a very good collection of pictures and descriptions, covering still and cine cameras, cine projectors, enlarging equipment . . . everything they have made. I am not sure it is complete yet but it is a very good attempt although the number of pictures means it can be slow to download.

The Minox Processing Laboratories site has information about Minox cameras, online instructions for a few of the cameras, some excellent pictures, and an electronic version of the Riga Minox Sales Booklet 1940, captured as scanned images, so a bit slow to download, but well worth it. Only covers the subminiature cameras.

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