Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Retro Wednesday.....



Hi Everybody.....
This is what all us Baby-Boomers had shoved in our face at every event and family function before the day of the Video Camera. It was a Brownie wind-up 8 mm movie camera. You wound it up and a timer on the side told you approx how many minutes of film you had left to shoot.
This is from about 1961...It still works!
Oh...Do you like that fine imported Meakin China in the background?..hehehe Thats a very interesting story on how I obtained that...Another Time.
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Peace..!!!

15 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Good Lord, I haven't seen one of those since, well, the 60s. Where on Earth do you KEEP all this stuff? LOL. BTW, does it still work? The china's pretty; you got yourself a deal, dude.:)

lime said...

and i bet you have boxes of reels of film dontcha? hehehehe

Mona said...

Wow! I love the bone china!

& the camera ... it reminds me of my father's old slide projector...

You have been tagged at my blog!

Chris Wood said...

Oh hey, that's part of history ...

Akelamalu said...

You've got a houseful of antiques! Dad didn't have a movie camera just a Brownie Box Camera to take stills, and only black and white!

SignGurl said...

My dad has about 10 of those. He's a "collector" like yourself. I don't think his work anymore.

Queenie said...

I try to hang on to old stuff, but my other half just keeps binning it!!!!
I gave my son one of my dads old cameras which he loved, but his flat was broken into and the swines pinched it.....
I think its great that you have all these memories...

James Goodman said...

Oh, wow, I haven't seen one of those in ages. and it still works??? that is awesome, Galen.

Breazy said...

WOW! it isn't everyday you get to see one of those.

I love your Retro Wednesday posts Galen.

Have a great day!

barman said...

We only had stills. I remember those well. Most were slides. Yep, those slide shows.

Now the real question... can you still get film for it and get it developed?

Fun times on Retro Wednesday.

buffalodickdy said...

My dad had one of the first Polaroids- pictures in 2 minutes! Miracle at the time... Also first on block with color movie camera- still have all of them in boxes!

Manny said...

Hi G Man. I have a friend who is looking (seriosly) for a trailblazer, jewels tint red. If you want to talk to him, send me your number.

G-Man said...

Hi everybody!!
It was Bike Nite tonight!! YAY!!

Anyway, thanks for visiting. You All Rock!! xomscxo..*wink*

Kaknu said...

Do I get 'brownie' points for knowing that the name of the camera comes from a comic strip from the 1890's?

javajazz said...

cool camera!
i think i have one of those types
lying around...
see, i'm retro too!
(i didnt even notice
the china...now, if
it was a cool percussion
instrument, maybe..)
xo