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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 12:56 am
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Tramcar Trev

Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 415
Yes discovered that during some research into My Grandad. He used a Kodak Autographic A1 camera (takes 616 autographic film) that I still have. We gave a lot of his pictures to the war memorial when he passed away but there is a pic of him in the AWM collection;
Looks posed to me...

There once was a man who said Damn!!
I perceive with regret that I am
A creature that moves
in predestinate groves
I'm not a Bus, I'm a tram
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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 10:28 am
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
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Off Topic  (What---Herb off topic??---) but the Kodak Autographic got its name because it had a small window in the back that--with the original roll film (Not the later 616) you could write--with a stylus-- through a wax layer in the paper backing of the negative roll-- what the subject was, then hold the window up to a bright light for a number of seconds--and the subject title would appear in the margin of the print. I was told that the whole wax thing was short lived. I took a few pictures with an Autographic as a kid, By then, the film was 626 (I think) which used a spool with a smaller axle diameter--but still worked in the camera.

More arcane drivel from the boss


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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 Posted: Wed Nov 25th, 2015 02:16 pm
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Super Moderator

Joined: Wed Apr 10th, 2013
Location: Unanderra, Australia
Posts: 839
Hi all,
Sometimes the armour plating wasn't quite up to the job

and it was recovered and fixed up...

This probably led to the development of the "Protected" and "Armoured" versions.

On a lighter note - anyone who want to buld one of these had better get used to counting rivets

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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