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Hi heck yeah. I’ve been keeping this forever, it was my dad’s,…

Hi heck yeah. I’ve been keeping this forever, it was my dad’s, what can you tell me about it ?

Amazon’s description:

Wonders of the Animal Kingdom Stamp Album. 48 pages with a short
description of each of 400 animals with a space next to each to which a
colored stamp could be affixed. The stamps were sold separately from the
book in groups of 20, and were meant to be collected and purchased one
by one until a complete collection was achieved and mounted into the
book. Text and facts in the book feature all areas of the Animal
Kingdom: Prehistoric animals, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and
amphibians, insects, and others.

Translation: In 1959, British Petroleum (BP) put out these stamp albums with information about a wide variety of animals, and every time you got gas you could receive more stamps to fill the album with.

Only 79 cents at Woolworth 1980. The bottom one is a random…

Only 79 cents at Woolworth 1980.
The bottom one is a random house, attack on reading, 1979, lol

Oh, the things Lucas would do for a buck… 😀

Meanwhile, from elsewhere in 1977′s comic book…

Meanwhile, from elsewhere in 1977′s comic book productions…

This 1970s Synchronex Super 8 movie camera once belonged to my…

This 1970s Synchronex Super 8 movie camera once belonged to my grandfather. It still works, and I recently used it to shoot some film. It came with this cassette deck that recorded audio synchronized with the picture. The cassette would then be sent in with the film for processing, and the audio track would be copied onto a magnetic strip at the edge of the film. Unfortunately, no film-processing company still offers this service. It’s still a good Super 8 camera though!

That’s a pretty cool (if convoluted) way of getting the audio track on an 8mm film, but this would allow better miking/recording of the audio than relying on the condenser microphone or ‘overhead’ small boom microphone other movie cameras had next to the lens.

Your blog inspired me to dig out this old brick. It’s a Kodak…

Your blog inspired me to dig out this old brick. It’s a Kodak EK160-EF instant camera. Not sure when they were made but they were discontinued in January 1986 after Polaroid filed a lawsuit over what they said was a patent infringement (something to do with the chemical formula of the photo paper?) It seems to be impossible to find the film for it these days, so sadly I can’t use it, but it’s nice to keep around.

Very nice camera, and thank you for sharing it! Yes, you know enough of the story, that Polaroid sued Kodak over them getting into the instant photography market, after years in court Kodak lost, and as a result Kodak instants became neigh unto useless because they couldn’t produce film.

And your camera premiered in the middle of 1979 aka the Colorburst 250.

-hi heckyeah, thought you might get a kick out of this.You know…

-hi heckyeah, thought you might get a kick out of this.

You know me all too well. 🙂

I am not absolutely sure of the manufacture date, however since it’s StayFree and it makes reference to Modess pads, I’d say it’s late 1970s to early 1980s. (As for the Canadian Germicide Company Limited? LOL, such a name!)  When I was a little kid my mother had a late-60s to early-70s box of Modess pads in the vanity, which were hospital-issue it appeared, likely as an ‘aftermath’ thing when my little brother was born.

The alternative to a maxi-pad was a belted napkin. Yeah, do not want.

Micro Machines! Still the coolest thing after all these…

Micro Machines!
Still the coolest thing after all these years.

Those are pretty cool! I never had any Micro Machines, only Hot Wheels.

Old Polaroid I had lying around. Unsure of the year, but the…

Old Polaroid I had lying around. Unsure of the year, but the camera itself is in mint condition.
It even has the original plastic film on the glossy bits to protect it from scratches and what-not.

(Almost) Never used? Good that you can get film for it again… 🙂

My fully restored 1960 something ibm seletric 1 model 71.Nice…

My fully restored 1960 something ibm seletric 1 model 71.

Nice machine! Only use the alcohol on the typehead to clean the letters; it will dry out the rubber of the platten.

yo, today i found a mint-in-box container of.. flashers(?) at goodwill! i cannot remember the name, but it’s like a one-time-use flash for old cameras! ( i hope my dad didn’t open it, hm )

Flashbulbs. 🙂 And that’s pretty awesome, I rarely see those in thrifts but do see them at fleamarkets and bazaars. On that note: was in my local Goodwill an hour ago and there were no digital cameras, two APS cameras, two unused disposable cameras (baby-shower themed boxes), and out of the four real 35mm cameras TWO of them still had a roll of film in them.