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December Doodads - Day Twenty-six

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by MiguelATF, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Hmmmm. I thought long and hard before starting off Day 26 of the Doodads.....and my Doodad today is somewhat of a family heirloom, and an object which has a lot of personal meaning for me. It is my father's old Leica IIIc - which also happens to the be first camera I ever used to take pictures with.

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    My father's Leica by La Chachalaca FotografĂ­a, on Flickr
     
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  2. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    That's a very handsome doodad. In what year would that have been made?

    -R
     
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  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Excellent. First cameras mean a lot to a photographer and they are often family heirlooms. It's a beautiful object.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    From the timeless beauty of Miguel's Leica to the kitschy splendor of a new cheese knife. I mentioned this thread to my wife and she suggested this doodad:

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  5. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    It's beautifully made and beautifully photographed!
     
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  6. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Ruby
    Synchronicity! You may remember the yellowish green, "greasy" glass mini vase I posted yesterday. With my brand new UV flashlight, I was able to confirm by its lime green glow that it is indeed genuine "Vaseline glass." Which is another name for uranium glass. Yes, folks, this little mouth blown baby is 2% uranium dioxide, and this photo is an SOOC cellphone photo, a bit blurred but pretty darn accurate as to the color of the glass.
    Some early art glass will set off a Geiger counter or fog photographic film. Vaseline glass shouldn't register over background levels of radiation. Nonetheless, I'm keeping this and the vase my mother-in-law gave me in a room I don't spend much time in, and I'm not expanding my collection!
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    Vaseline Glass Mini Vase Under Blacklight by rubyj29, on Flickr
     
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  7. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    I don't have the exact year of manufacture but it's probably sometime in the 1940's. Possibly as late as 1951.

     
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