Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The whole ball of wax








Felt weird taking pictures of a camera...


Included accessories. From left to right: Well, I am not sure what this first thingy is...then, 100mm lens, 35mm lens, power viewfinder(?), and two Argus C2's, which I think are some sort of prismatic lens. The lens on the camera is a 50mm.


'The whole ball of wax', as the seller colloquially put it.




These people do not believe in price tags...except for things that are black, I suppose, and that is just because their sharpie will not show up. I cannot tell you how many prices we have had to scrub off of pottery from this place.

13 comments:

  1. The first thing looks like a light meter. Very nice score on the camera and the typewriter! I used my techno Olympia today as well!

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    1. Damn these Olympia's are smooth. This has to be even smoother than the later model SM9 I have. Quite an amazing machine. I really have no idea what that thing is, but it could be either of the things you suggested. I will just have to do some research. Thanks!

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    2. Give us a close-up on it and you'll know right away!

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    3. I will get around to it as soon as I get some film and such. I swear!

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  2. Wow! Great stuff, all of it.

    My best thrift store find, I'd say, was my Olympia SG1 for $10. I embraced that sucker immediately and staggered to the cash register.

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    1. Staggered is right. Those things are built to last, eh? I'll be damned if that giant machine isn't one of the most pleasant typers I have ever had the chance to use. You would think some of that would be lost while producing a typewriter the size of a Prius, but not here.

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  3. Ken, again, wonderful quality post!!!
    and two great additions to your astounding collection.

    im excited to see your developing photograaphy

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    1. I am excited to get started with photography. Just some typewriter photos here and there, you know, and perhaps some when Leila and I are out for the day. The developing is something we can bond over, as she is the one with all of the knowledge.

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  4. Nice Argus. It's great you were able to get the extras. I can't tell from the photo what the item on the left could be.

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    1. Thanks. They definitely sealed the deal. I really hope it actually works!

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  5. It might also be a shutter timer?

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  6. Very nice techno font on that Olympia SM9, good for you.
    You are a typewriter magnet.

    That's an awesome Argus camera as well, and with lenses at that.
    You're not just a typewriter magnet, you are a retro tech magnet.

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    1. I'm something, but such words should not be uttered on an open forum. :D
      I have been looking into pocket watches as well, lately. I have purchased one good one in the past. Of course, on taking it out of my pocket, I dropped it and destroyed its ability to keep time. I will find one that really strikes me someday.

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