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strutting yer stuff

Toronto. A recent post mentioned a popular camera design for plate or film. The so called folder (or klapp in German). This clever design uses a bellows to separate the media holder from the lens board holding the two the … Continue reading

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not all that glitters …

Toronto. .. is gold. Some camera makers did use a gold coating occasionally to sell a particular model to those with expensive tastes. For example, Leitz sold a Leica model it called a ‘Lexus”. It was made with typical Leica … Continue reading

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what a pal!

Toronto. In the April, 1932 edition of the International Photographer, this strange camera called the PAL KO or PALKO was advertised. It was described as a post card sized folder that focussed on ground glass. Never heard of it. In … Continue reading

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brick by brick

Toronto. The photograph at left was faded and damaged, but I still bought it (cheap) at the Thornhill, Ontario Antique place the end of July, 1976 because it was unusual. Firstly, it was taken out doors and secondly it showed … Continue reading

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fold it up and tuck it in your pocket

Toronto. I often think “Kodak” when I see a folder (a pocket-sized camera that unfolds a bellows to keep film and lens separated the correct distance) since I was used to my Dad’s Kodak Brownie Six-20 folder which he used … Continue reading

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fresh eggs

Toronto. A few decades ago at Bell I had a boss who suggested I run with my suggestion. “After all”, he said, “it’s your fresh egg”. Have you ever noticed that be it cars, cameras, microscopes, sewing machines, radios, televisions, or … Continue reading

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a material thing

Toronto. Have you ever wondered why the older view, box and folder cameras were made of wood with a leather, paper, or varnish coating? Or that the new 35 mm minicams were mostly metal. That some cameras were bakelite and … Continue reading

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instruction booklets

Toronto.  In about 1936, my dad bought a Kodak Six-20 folder, a big step up from the box camera he took west with him a few years earlier. Kodak made the folder in this first version from  1935-1937. The rather … Continue reading

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Photographic Canadiana 43-4 out soon

Toronto. Our final issue for the 2017/8 membership year will hit the mail by month end. Members will see this beautiful issue early next month at the latest. Not a member? No problem, just go to the top right hand … Continue reading

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Folders are fun too

Toronto. Yesterday, boxing day, I mentioned the box camera. How about the ubiquitous folder popularized by Kodak? The box camera user could upgrade his camera and skills by investing in a folder. These compact cameras used a bellows to set … Continue reading

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