Hi everybody! I do not speak German, however I am hoping some of the people who frequent this forum speak English and can help me out.
I am a photographer, and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I am trying to translate an old Swiss patent, written in German, from 1936. I was doing a good job using Google Translate for the first couple of sections, then, once the technical descriptions of the schematics began, there was a big breakdown. I have the patent as a .pdf, and it describes the inner workings of an old clockwork-driven camera. I am hoping to translate the patent and build a reproduction of the camera for a new photography project.
If anybody has the ability, would you be able to assist me in translating this document? I am happy to type out all of the text, in German, and provide it to any interested person(s). The entire document is 2,267 words total, though some of that I already have translated (the non-technical portions).
Thank you all for your time!
The funny thing is, I've been at this for a couple of weeks now, working with this Swiss patent application... and about 30 minutes after posting this requests here on the forums, through some research at a photography museum, I actually found a stash of the same patent that the same inventor applied for in Great Britain, France, and Belgium.
I'm comparing them side-by-side now, and everything checks out... so my problem is solved! I just had not looked deep enough.
Thanks for your response and offer, however, I appreciate it!