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Re: [Rollei] Maybe OT - What's the oldest?


How 'bout a Weston Master I, bought brand new in 1945,
and still working perfectly!


Don Williams wrote:

> At 03:33 PM 5/3/2003 +0100, you wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >Some recent comments about old members of the RUG (yellow cans etc) lead me
> >to wonder: what is the oldest photographic thing you possess? In order to
> >keep the volume of replies down, and make it more legit, confine your
> >answers to things which you personally bought brand new!
> >
> >I'll start (though I'll need to have a look around the darkroom to make
> >sure) : It's probably a bottle of Johnson's AMIDOL, from around the mid
> >sixties.  I've got loads of stuff I bought around that time, but most of it
> >was second hand (like a Corfield exposure meter, boxed, with paper manual
> >and everything intact!, also got a BJP annual, 1959, but that was bought in
> >1964!) but 2nd hand doesn't count.
> >
> >You got something more interesting, perhaps?
> >
> >regards,
> >Bob
> >Cornwall (U.K.)
> >
> >Urban Images: www.marscovista.com
> >Kernow Images: www.kernowimages.co.uk
> >Surfaces: www.withoutgrass.com
> How bout a 4X5 ferrotype plate which seems to not have been lost?  Must
> date from 1946 or earlier.  Got it after wax-coated glass failed me.
> Don Williams
> La Jolla, CA