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Steve Klare
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 - posted May 30, 2012 12:12 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's the classic assumption "Nobody really uses those anymore" (as if it's a butter churn or a suit of armor), therefore all it could be useful for is transfer or décor.

The LED? The lamp was blown and he kludged it in. Voilà!

It's only one barcode away from being digital too!

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John Davis
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 - posted May 30, 2012 03:40 PM      Profile for John Davis   Email John Davis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
he kludged it in. Voilà!
It sounds the same but in Scotland 'cludge' means something else http://www.glaswegian.info/Glaswegian-Words/Cludgie-or-Cludge-glaswegian-sayings-old-scots-old-days.htm
[Wink]

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Steve Klare
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 - posted May 30, 2012 03:51 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yet it seems they are closely related!

kludge definition
jargon
/kluhj/ (From the old Scots "kludgie" meaning an outside toilet) A Scottish engineering term for anything added in an ad hoc (and possibly unhygenic!) manner. At some point during the Second World War, Scottish engineers met Americans and the meaning, spelling and pronunciation of kludge became confused with that of " kluge".


"Kludge" in dictionary.com

-Educational!

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John Davis
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So maybe we're not two nations divided by a common language anymore,
John

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Chris Fries
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Here we go again.

That copy of the 400' "The Birds" that sold for $140.00? It got "relisted due to nonpaying buyer"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280888275783

It opened at $10 and is now up to $51.

We will find out if it goes any higher in three days.

I do feel bad the seller did not get paid for the first sale (been there myself). Hopefully that will not happen again.

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Bryan Chernick
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 - posted May 31, 2012 03:43 PM      Profile for Bryan Chernick   Email Bryan Chernick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This is a projector?

Antique 1900s Film Projector Hand Cranked Brass Wheel Spool w/wooden Base-Rare

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted May 31, 2012 05:54 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's a tool used for cleaning antique projectors. My guess would be for blowing out dust? [Confused]

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John Davis
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 - posted May 31, 2012 06:20 PM      Profile for John Davis   Email John Davis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's a Victorian 'Pipe offender'.

After a hearty meal a Victorian gentleman would put washing up liquid into the pipe and blow bubbles whilst leaning against the mantelpiece.
At the same time the wooden paddle handle would be tucked down the front of his waistcoat and he would turn the large wheel which operated two (long lost) fabric cables which would in turn raise and lower the hem of his britches thereby 'offending' any passing maidens of child bearing age.

At least that's what I think it is.

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Bryan Chernick
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I was thinking a bellows for stoking a fire but I like your answer better John. You've got quite an imagination.

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John Davis
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Thanks Bryan,
if I'm honest most of it was guesswork

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Jim Schrader
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Hey check out the boxart on this film it was never issued by universal 8 but someone made a terrifc looking box art.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160829600018?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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Austin Holcomb
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-5-Train-Railroad-8mm-Film-Reels-Mt-Washington-Cog-Railway-Norfolk-Western-/190694344324?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6644c684#ht_500wt_1287

Imagine all the splicing tape you would need [Big Grin] LOL
Austin

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
Imagine all the splicing tape you would need
No Austin, you cannot splice those kind of films. It got severely vinegar syndrome, and these films cannot be played with any projector.

I guess the current bidder try to salvage some picture from film cells instead of playing it on projector. Any train related films always attract buyers.

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Austin Holcomb
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I never thought of that as far as the cutting it up. I know people do this with bigger guage film (16mm&35mm ect.) Are the blackhawk train films any good?
Austin

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Bryan Chernick
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I can smell the vinegar from here! I'm going to watch that listing just to see if anyone buys it.

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Austin Holcomb
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There's a bid.:Dll

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Bill Phelps
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That looks like water damage to me....

Austin...I really like the Blackhawk train films. I have quite a few titles...that's to bad to see those in that kind of condition.

Bill [Frown]

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Glenn Brady
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Someone's sure to snap up this bargain - http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMERA-/271011810246?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f19900bc6. It might be a Zeiss 16mm Moviscop, but who knows?

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Michael O'Regan
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Nothing to do with film but you gotta laugh:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/stone-roses-heaton-park-atmosphere-/130724495825?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item1e6fc981d1#ht_1901wt_1185

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Bill Phelps
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Atmosphere for sale?

I got plenty of humidity I could bottle up...I wonder if it would sell?

Bill [Big Grin]

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Nicholas Cook
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http://www.ebay.ca/itm/VINTAGE-STAR-WARS-8MM-REEL-REEL-TAPE-PICTURE-BOX-/150854323477?pt=Music_Other_Formats&hash=item231f9e4d15#ht_1006wt_943

Someone needs to learn the difference between film and magnetic tape

I messaged the seller to point it out, so the listing will eventually change, for those reading this in the future, the seller listed a 200 ft Star Wars digest as Star Wars music on a reel to reel tape [Big Grin]

It seems to be a common misconception, as I've seen several posts here where someone has come to the realization that their box of old christmas footage is actually reel to reel audio

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Bryan Chernick
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He's grading it as if it's an LP:

quote:
SHOULD PLAY THROUGH WITHOUT SKIPPING

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Nicholas Cook
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He corrected the listing and didn't even thank me for pointing it out [Frown]

[Big Grin]

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Pasquale DAlessio
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Me neither. I sent him a message before it was posted here. [Frown]

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Lars-Goran Ahlm
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 - posted August 12, 2012 07:01 PM      Profile for Lars-Goran Ahlm   Email Lars-Goran Ahlm   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This was a interesting discovery:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eva-Brauns-private-movies-Super-8mm-film-/170895111314?pt=UK_DVD_Film_TV_OtherFormats_GL&hash=item27ca247492

I never knew this was copied to 8MM formats, presumably the originals where 16MM.

This would probably be something like a holy grail to collectors of WWII paraphernalia.

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