Of all the things I know
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woensdag 18 augustus 2010

the Forties: the movies


On Discovery you can see all those home-movies, even in colour, often 16mm but mostly N8 (as we called it later, of course, when there was S8, DS8). In 1947 the Federal MFG & Engineering corp. came with a special camera to take stills from your 8mm. Great! With a cute little bakelite lamp and a mega-clever design it still works today.