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I have a problem…

I have few addictions in life - Milano cookies, S'Mores Pop-Tarts, bread. But I'm afraid I just found another: Antique cameras.

As you can read from my previous blog entry, I bought a vintage Kodak camera from an antique shop a few days ago. It's been on display in my room/office and I thought I was satisfied...

Then I saw her. She was sitting so innocently in her display case. A "1-A Kodak Jr." Good condition, excellent price tag. I knew I had to have her. Then I saw her friend. Slightly larger, same era. She even came with her original leather case. Her price tag was just as appealing. I couldn't decide between the two; I had to get both. I forked over the money, got them home, cleaned them up and now all three are on display in my room/office.


Three antique cameras in 2 days. I'm referring to them as sentient females. I think I've just opened a box I don't know how to close. I think I have a problem. I'm scared...so scared.

New (Old) Toy!


I've been wanting a really old camera for quite some time now to put on display in my room/home office. I've been putting it off because it's not exactly something I "need" to spend money on. But then I was invited to a party this Saturday with a 1920s theme. Yay! An excuse!

Luckily, not far from my home is the quaint center of Old Towne Orange in the City of Orange. It's a historical area - well, about as "historical" as you can get in Orange County. The main point being there are tons of antique shops. I swear there must be a couple dozen antique shops within a 2-minute walk. I went down to one of these stores and found an Eastman Kodak No. 2-A Folding Autographic Brownie camera. This thing is in excellent condition and was a hell of a find. I'd bet I could still get shots with it if only the film size hadn't gone the way of the Dodo. The patent dates say "Jan 18, 1910. Jan 7, 1913." Two words: awe some.

Just wanted to share my excitement over this thing. Enjoy the pictures.



On a side note: If anyone knows how to acquire film for this type of camera (No. A-116), please let me know!