posted June 25, 2009 11:35 AM
I took a closer look at this picture and was surprised to know I have actually owned three of those projectors while collecting film:
Still own and use the ARGUS 8mm (top shelf left side)
Did once own the Bell and Howell manual thread 8mm (to the right of the Argus)
Did once own the Bell & Howell Auto load (right side vertical shelf unit above the 35mm plastic reel 2000')
Does anyone know the history of the projector on the left side of the TV above the 35mm reel. They must love pasta since there is no take up reel attached.....
Interesting to observe in this picture there is NO big speakers, such as left, center, and right channels yet there is the HD TV set and that doesn't even look true 16 x 9......
Gotta love the K-Mart receiver (painted cardboard box...."not a working unit" - but then again if it comes from K-Mart why would it work to begin with LOL .......... which is of course the difference between K-Mart & Walmart (Walmart stuff works for 30 days, then expires when the warranty does) K-mart stuff doesn't work at all I guess.......dunno really have't shopped there in years.....
Regardless of the bashing, this picture was a nice find. Somebody has artistic values, and that's OK with me anytime. What we need more of these days are nice finds, and this picture certainly did that for me.
I'd love to know what Paul Adsett & Kevin Faulkner thinks of this one......
From: New York, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted June 25, 2009 02:57 PM
Throughout the years, Pottery Barn has placed film cameras, projectors and reels on their catalog furniture. Our last post on this was back in 2006, when they displayed a Eumig P8, a Bolex C8 camera and an Elmo 1200' reel. Someone on their creative design team has a thing for film!
-------------------- I think there's room for just one more film.....
posted June 25, 2009 06:31 PM
Nice furniture...nice TV...but oh those 35mm reels one rusty the other plastic you would think for a photo like that they should be all metal, nicely cleaned and painted and of the same type, whats with all the baskets? not a lot of thought has gone behind this presentation.
posted June 26, 2009 07:43 AM
Did anyone else notice the big old film canisters behind those reels? Its a nice authentic touch, but I think it would be almost impossible to get one of those in good condition, unless you got it right off the assembly line.
I remember as a kid, going to the local cinema. If it was a Thursday or Friday, I would see those big canisters of film sitting near the front door. I would try to read the often-sloppy hand writing on the tag to see what movie was in the cans. I was so amazed by them. Years later, I managed some of those movie theaters, so I understood why they would be there.