50s Australian glassware

Australian glassware, 1950sAustralian glassware
made in 1950s

I am a huge fan of Australian glassware: and collect it when I can.

Here we have:
tri-pouring graduated ½ pint jug [pours from three sides]
Kodak developing chemical graduated glass
and seven medicine graduated glasses.

All pieces were made rough-and-ready; several have ‘bubbles’ in the glass, and evident seam lines. But no chips or cracks- all these lovely glasses can be used today for their original – or indeed – new purposes.

Because that’s what glass is like. Unlike plastic, it does not allow molecular transfer – so when heated or filled with foodstuffs or chemicals- there is no movement between the two.

And being made in the 50s- all the graduated measurements are imperial; in relief in the glass, or transfer printed. A lovely snap-shot of Australian glassware.

This set of Australian glassware is for sale: $AU95

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Kodaslide

Kodakslide file, 1950sKodaslide Compartment File
made in Australia, 1950s

Another fantastic Kodak metal 35mm slide holder.

It’s all metal- even the red slide-out slide holders are anodised red aluminium. Each of which holds 10 x 35mm slides. And that lovely Kodak frontspiece- all intact.

Totally collectable- and in excellent vintage condition.

This Kodaslide is for sale: AU$65

Vintage movie camera

Kodak Brownie movie cameraKodak Brownie Movie Camera, Model 2
made in USA, 1956-1958

I have a great fondness for all thing camera…my father was a photographer, I have dabbled in photography and now my son is involved in photography…he took all the images on this blog.

This ‘wind-up’ movie camera comes in its original [vinyl] bag with original instruction booklet. It takes 8mm film, which is still available on eBay. And as the instruction booklet says: “It’s everybody’s movie camera…it’s as easy as this: 1 -you wind the motor, 2- you set the lens, 3- you press the exposure level.”

These movie cameras were made to be simple and affordable for a mass market. It has a 13mm Ektanon lens, f/2.3-f/16 and despite having an aluminium body, weighs just 0.75kg. YouTube has a whole section devoted to movies made on vintage cameras.

The movie camera is for sale: $AUD155

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Kodak Brownie Movie Camera

Kodak Brownie movie cameraKodak Brownie Movie Camera, Model 2
made in USA, 1956-1958

I have a great fondness for all things camera…my father was a photographer and now my son is involved in photography…he took all the images on this blog.

This ‘wind-up’ movie camera comes in its original [vinyl] bag with original instruction booklet. It takes 8mm film, which is still available on eBay. And as the instruction booklet says: “It’s everybody’s movie camera…it’s as easy as this: 1 -you wind the motor, 2- you set the lens, 3- you press the exposure level.”

These movie cameras were made to be simple and affordable for a mass market. It has a 13mm Ektanon lens, f/2.3-f/16 and despite having an aluminium body, weighs just 0.75kg. YouTube has a whole section devoted to movies made on vintage cameras.    For sale: $A155

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Marquis slide viewer

Marquis slide viewerMarquis slide viewer, made in Sydney, Australia c.1950
Kodak ‘Kodaslide’ slide file box, made in Australia c. 1950

How fantastic is that baby pink Marquis slide viewer? The pink section is plastic, whilst the black section is bakelite. This slide viewer comes in its original box and is in near mint condition.

The ‘Kodaslide’ file box takes 400 slides, and when closed it slides into a gold cardboard cover which is fashioned to look like a book. I love the deep red and vibrant yellow contrast – red and yellow being Kodak’s corporate colours. Like the slide viewer, it doesn’t look like the file box has ever been used.

I do have a few slide viewers in my collection…I love the way they work – large glass viewing lens, small bulb and battery, and slides from yesteryear can be viewed once more. And speaking of slides…do I have slides! A whole lot of 1950s slides [from someone’s travels in Prague] come with this set. Relive that holiday you never took [when you weren’t even alive] or remember the Prague of your parent’s youth. Looks like a fun place!

The slide viewer, slide file and box of 50s Ektachrome slides are for sale: $AUD125

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Kodak Brownie movie camera

Kodak Brownie Movie Camera, Model 2
made in USA, 1956-1958

I have a great fondness for all things camera…my father was a photographer and now my son is involved in photography…he took all the images on this blog. I seem to have collected a lot of camera-related things.

This ‘wind-up’ movie camera comes in its original [vinyl] bag with original instruction booklet. It takes 8mm film, which is still available on eBay. And as the instruction booklet says: “It’s everybody’s movie camera…it’s as easy as this: 1 -you wind the motor, 2- you set the lens, 3- you press the exposure level.”

These movie cameras were made to be simple and affordable for a mass market. It has a 13mm Ektanon lens, f/2.3-f/16 and despite having an aluminium body, weighs just 0.75kg. YouTube has a whole section devoted to movies made on vintage cameras.    For sale: $AUD155

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Brownie cameras

Kodak Brownie film cameras
127 Model 1 camera, 1952-1959
127 Model 2 camera, 1959-1963
Baby Brownie, 1948-1952 : all made in London, England.

From left to right in this image are the Model 1, Model 2 and Baby Brownie cameras. They are all made of bakelite, and all take 127 film. This film is no longer available but instructions exist [YouTube] that explain how to cut down 35mm film to suit- and of course 35mm film is still able to be processed today.

Model 1 has lost its winding mechanism, but comes in its original carry case. It has a Meniscus f/14 lens. Model 2 has a larger, Dakon f/11 lens. The Baby Brownie has a Meniscus lens and a flip up viewfinder. It has a button under the lens for brief time exposure, and it too has its own original carry case.      For sale: $AUD95

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