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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 31, 2014 12:04 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's a new video concerning all things super 8!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFcGNGdzmwE&feature=youtu.be

The self deflating humor is just part of the experience. I find that in life, if you don't take yourself too seriously, you'll live longer and be happier!

Please note: if I have some info wrong, or I'm missing info, please by all means, send me by e-mail ...

toac2001@hotmail.com

any info, for instance ...

1. Actual date when Ansco-chrome first appeared.
2. Actual date of Agfa's first appearance.
3. First appearance of Fuji film stock.
4. First appearance of Eastman L.P.P.

These facts will be added in extra subtitles at the bottom of the screen and, with your permission, I will give thanks in this manner ...

Historical data provided by (your name here) ...

on the "directors cut"

Enjoy the video!

Osi Osgood

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Andrew Woodcock
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 - posted July 31, 2014 12:43 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Watched your video Osi and picked up on the part where you mentioned Silica Gel.

Another substance which would work for you if you run out of silica gel is a substance called AGM. It is found inside nappies or as you guys call them diapers. It is also found in feminine hygiene products such as "Always"(the ones worn externally). This stuff is fantastic at absorbing moisture and that's the reason it is used in granule form at the inner core of these two products.

Handle with care though as in large quantities it can be carcinogenic but quite harmless in small quantities if you handle with gloves. I am still here and I worked with it for years in huge quantities.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted July 31, 2014 12:51 PM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very interesting info! I wonder if that can be found in packets in some form? The only fear I might have is that, like a diaper, this might swell and the next thing I know, I would open the fridge to get a film and find a heck of a lot of films in very swollen freezer bags, (a blow out of my fridge door? Sounds funny in theory!)

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Andrew Woodcock
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It will swell Osi where there is moisture but remember, these things only swell to the size they do because of the shear amount of moisture they are expected to contain. As your films are already in a relatively dry environment I wouldn't expect much swelling of the AGM. It is also really useful in hanging baskets as it retains so much moisture you only need water them around once every two weeks!

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Nigel Higgins
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good video osi

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David Ollerearnshaw
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When I was on BT silica gel was used in joints mainly the old lead paper core type. They also used them in the green cabinets at the side of the road. At one time there must have been 1000's piled up for disposal.

I did find a use for them at home though. Always had a few in my projector case.

If anyone needs any here's a link sales

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http://www.thereelimage.co.uk/

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted August 01, 2014 11:58 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The cool info you find on this forum! Thanx David, I'll never go short of Silica gel packets again! [Smile]

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