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Old 11-21-2017, 03:19 PM
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Oh yes, I remember those #25 blue dot flash bulbs when I was a kid. My parents had a box type Kodak? camera which took #620 film. It was a wide film and it only took 8 pictures per roll. We used the clear bulbs for B&W film and the Blue Dot (blue bulbs) if we splurged and bought the color film. I still have several old family pictures around taken with that camera. The color pictures have faded quite a bit, but the B&W ones still have a pretty good image. Bulbs were a one time use. Had to use a new bulb for each picture we took. Of course then we had to take the film to the drug store to get them developed. Instant pictures weren't heard of back then.
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My contribution to the FlashBulb thread . I've got a goodly number of each of the sizes shown , and on special occasions will sometimes light off one of the big ones . And yes , yes I have wired a whole bunch of the smaller ones to go off all at once , yikes !
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:54 AM
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Nice ones! But do you have the holders for them?
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:35 PM
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Photos made with thousands of flashbulbs:
https://books.google.com/books?id=p0...page&q&f=false

scroll up a page as well as down a page to see all three
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O.Winston Link must have used a ton of those large bulbs taking his famous night steam railroad photographs

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Old 11-22-2017, 07:32 PM
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O.Winston Link must have used a ton of those large bulbs taking his famous night steam railroad photographs

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...und-to-a-halt/

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They had a seasonal exhibit of his works at the Grohmann Art Museum on my college campus back when I was attending. It was one of the better ones they had...They had on loop a documentary film about his works...When it was done (~80's-2000's) he Winston had his own steam engine....He set up his whole photo rig to take a daytime selfie infront of it with flash, forgot to pull the slide on his camera and wasted the last of his flash bulbs!
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:41 PM
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Nice ones! But do you have the holders for them?
Well , I've got this to hold the bayonet base flashbulbs , and somewhere around here I've got a Minox Riga that'll accept the flashcubes . As to the large ones , a regular ordinary household lamp will accept the screw base and I use a 6 Volt "Lantern Battery" to fire them off
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:22 PM
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[ATTACH]IMG_5098.jpg[/ATTACH]maybe this cellphone photo would have turned out better if I had set one off.. but here are a few of my cameras that use bulbs, Argoflex model E, Ansco Automatic reflex, (I borrow the big King Sol flash off the argoflex when I want to shoot bulbs), Argus Autronic 2 (one of the last american made 35mm cameras from 1964), and in the front right, a universal Mercury 2, the mercury cameras were the very first to use a "hot shoe" flash mount. this one takes the big edison base bulbs, with an adapter for the smaller posrtwar bulbs. One reason flashbulbs hung on so long, as that early color films were very slow, you need a LOT of light to shoot indoors! in the 50's Kodachrome was ASA 10 or so. Early electronic flashes were not bright enough for such slow film.

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Old 11-22-2017, 11:27 PM
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i give up trying to get the photo right side up...it flips it every time for some reason.
I went to the Grohman exhibit of O winston link, the night his former assistant was there..was interesting he had some slides showing how it was done. i guess theres a permanent museum of his work in Roanoke

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Old 11-23-2017, 05:14 AM
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Pictures with so many bulbs... wow!
And you people are having such many bulbs...
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