Wisner cameras are made of walnut wood and brass hardware, finished in shellac. Because of the shellac, which has a low resistance to wear compared to other metal finishes, the brass hardware on Wisner cameras often shows brassing and wear, even if the camera was lightly used.What happened to winwisner cameras?
Wisner was a camera maker in Marion, Massachusetts, USA. The company was founded by Ron Wisner, the second generation owner of a church organ factory, who converted the factory to make high end large format cameras. Supply problems and customer service issues eventually led to the company's demise and ultimate bankruptcy.Why did Wisner go out of business?
Supply problems and customer service issues eventually led to the company's demise and ultimate bankruptcy. The 'Technical Field' cameras made by Wisner have a unique feature not found on any other folding field camera, which incorporated a geared tilt movement for the rear standard, with a non linear gear rack.