Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
This ad came from a magazine in 1907. It illustrates a man using the above developing tank.
The D-76 Developer on the left is from the 1930s while the newer containers on the right are probably from the 1950s or 60s. This developer was used for film.
These are two safelights that are for use in a darkroom to provide light that will not affect the film and/or photo paper. The one on the left is a kerosene unit where you place the liquid in the base, light the wick, open the door that has "Kodak" on it and a colored glass plate will block harmful light for developing. My guess is it is from the early 1920s. The electric one on the right is from the 1950s.
These film tins, one for a single roll and the larger one for a 100' roll of film are circa 1950.
This cannister of film I found at an antique store in Havre deGrace, MD. In it is a 100 foot roll of film that has photos of the 87th Infantry Division in action during WWII. Taken sometime in the 40s. I paid $5 for it. The black and white film yields some war photos.
An original No. 1 Kodak Trimming Board that originally sold for $0.65. Great shape!
A few of the Kodak hats that I have collected. I usually wore the yellow racing hat on the far right when I drove my 1987 Corvette before I sold it.
A few race memorabilia that includes a 1998 Monte Carlo 1:18 scale car, a small car and truck in metal and a mug.
The Kodak tank is for heating water for coffee or tea. Still works.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
SXM Travel Forum so that people who read the two websites will see when we arrive on the island and will know when they can get some updates on the island. TickerFactory.com is a great place to make a ticker. You follow the instructions and select a design, title and date and a URL address that you can copy and paste where ever you need it. Check the end of the story to see the ticker I created for our upcoming vacation. I try to give tips sometimes on places to snorkel, beaches that have the best sand, water temperature, weather conditions and so forth. I just ran into a story online about items that I usually convey to readers of other sites. Gives the best places to snorkel, surf and a variety of other beach activities. Thought I would pick out a few and let you know where you should plan your next vacation if you enjoy any of the activities that are listed. Best Wind Sports can be found in Barbados at Silver Sand. Silver Sand is home to the former Olympic windsurfer Brian Talma. He can be found at deAction Beach Shop on Silver Sand. Best Snorkeling will be at No-Name Beach, Klein Bonaire. It is an unpopulated isle that you can reach by renting a boat or taking a water taxi to it from the island of Bonaire. Here you will find rays, school of various colorful fish and beautiful coral formations. I have never been to this island, but sounds like I may want to try a visit sometime. Best Surfing is at Chatarra Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico. I Googled the beach name and found a comment that stated: One of the best and most consistent surf areas is located on the north shore of Puerto Rico; great tubes mostly lefts, for experienced surfers only. For me, I probably will never visit the location since I'm not that good a swimmer that I can attempt to surf. Best Skinny Dippin' will be found on Orient Beach in St. Martin. This beach is the most celebrated clothing-optional beach in the Caribbean. The south end of the beach is occupied by Club Orient which is a naturist resort. People Watching is best anywhere according to me, but according to the site I was reading, Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos is the place you want to go. This beach is located in Provo and the beach is the most picturesque in the Caribbean with 12 miles of pure-white sand to stroll. And ..... we tried to stroll most of the beach in one day and almost died doing it. These are the main categories that the site I read said are the reasons what people travel to the Caribbean. You may have other preferences for choosing a vacation spot such as food, drink or history, but you'll have to find those spots on your own. Good Luck! It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy. PS - if you check back to see this story any time during the next couple of weeks, you'll notice that the ticker below is updated daily. Pretty neat!
The Kodak No. 2 A folding pocket Brownie camera. Camera is a rectangular box with a black leather covering. Circular glass window at rear. Leather carry handle on top. Door at front folds down to reveal lens, shutter and bellows focusing mechanism. View finder is fixed. It was introduced in 1915 and used 116 size film.
The two models on the left are original models of the Brownie camera. The Brownie camera was introduced in 1900, creating a new mass market for photography. The Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 on the right didn't surface until 1946 and continued until 1952. It used 620 size film. Original price was $3.50.
These three camera are all Brownie No. 2 cameras. The one on the left is green in color and was produced from 1929 until 1933. It used 120 size roll film and sold for $2. The one on the right is the red model of the exact same Brownie. The camera came in red, grey, green blue brown as well as black. The one in the middle is the Fiftieth Anniversary of Kodak Model that was produced in 1930. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kodak these special camera were made to be distributed free thru Kodak dealers in North America to children who were 12 years old in 1930. This great camera was based on the No. 2 Hawk-Eye premium camera with tan leatherette covering, gift fittings and a gold foil anniversary sticker on it's side. It used 120 film with a picture of 2 1/4"x3 1/4". There were 557,000 made, and I have one!
Camera on the left is the Kodak Bantam and appeared in 1935. It had a 1:12.5 Doublet lens and a single speed shutter. Most Bantams were strut folders, which this one is. It used 828 film and was designed by the famous Walter Dorwin Teague. The camera on the right is the Baby Brownie Special that was made of Bakelite. Produced from September 1938 and 1954. It used 127 size film and had images that were 1 5/8"x2 1/2". The body was made in two halves, held together by a sliding latch on either side.
The camera on the left is the Brownie Hawkeye which was introduced in 1949 and was sold until 1961. It used 620 roll film and gave 2 1/4" square photographs. The original price was $5. The camera in the middle is the Instamatic 104 Model which used 110 size film. It was introduced in 1972 and this camera was innovative because of its ability to rotate flashcubes. The camera on the right is the Brownie Starflash which was introduced in 1957 and was discontinued in 1965. It used 127 size film and gave a photograph that was 1 5/8" square. It originally sold for $8.50 and the color shown here was produced from 1958 until 1960. They produced 4 different colors and one that had a Coca-Cola motif.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
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The fish-eye mirror at the back of this elevator at the Long Island City Business Center, makes the ride even more disorienting
The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, contains info on 125 years of automotive history—and some really cool elevators.
Elevator's at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas travel at a sharp 39-degree angle.
Take in views of the city's parks, temples, and skyscrapers from the 89th-floor observatory atTaipei 101 in Taiwan.
The Lloyd's building in London was designed inside out, and the 12 glass elevators travel along the exterior.
There is no better way to take in the sights of Stockholm, Sweden, than a ride on theSkyView at the Ericsson Globe.
Take in the views of Lake Lucerne and the Alps as you ride up Switzerland's Hammetschwand Lift.
The 50-minute gondola tours at Scotland's Falkirk Wheel traverse two canals and include two rides on the elevator.
The four-minute elevator ride up the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, brings you to the top of the 630-foot-tall wonder.
The incredible Bailong Elevator in China's Zhangjiaijie National Forest Park rises 1,070 fee up a sheer cliff.
The elevator at the AquaDom in Berlin travels up the middle of the 82-foot tall aquarium.
The elevator at the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand, takes just 40 seconds to reach the observation level, 610 feet in the air.