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Monday, November 30, 1914 (continued)

…service. I wanted specially to get a heavy sturdy tripod, as we get strong winds in Egypt, which would shake the ordinary tripod too much. Finally they brought out what was called a “Giant” tripod, all heavy oak legs and a tilting top, which I also required to photograph vertically into shafts, etc. With some alterations it will be just the thing.
As to lenses, I finally bought a Cooke instead of a more expensive lens. Also a Ross wide angle. We can always exchange these for a more expensive one later, if we find the Cooke does not fulfill our requirements. Mr. Hillon had recommended the Cooke, so I decided to risk it. Enough plates (40 doz) were not in stock, so Ilford’s were telegraphed to and promised to make up fresh and ship to dock the required order. Also Duotone paper.
After a very late lunch made some minor purchases, water colors pencils etc at Winsor & Newton’s.

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
  • Credit Line
    University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
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  • Author
    Clarence Stanley Fisher, American, 1876–1941

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  • Clarence Stanley Fisher

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1876–1941
    • Remarks Archaeologist and architect. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.