5 March 2011

vintage polaroid camera

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we were kindly given this amazing camera by my friends Dad on the Isle of Wight, its been in his family from new, but possibly bought in US. Its from 1959, and its a Polaroid camera. I didn't even know they existed in 1959, it must have been super dooper hi-tech in those days!
I love the way its built like a 50s car, really heavy with chrome details.

I spent today investigating it a bit further. sadly they stopped making the film for this in 1992 {idiotic!} however, I have heard that it may be possible to convert it to normal roll film, and I know just the place to take it, right near our workshop.
until then I'll just look at it!

...and its case!

 the rest of the day was spent here

tomorrow...car boot sale! oh lordy.

13 comments:

  1. That is without doubt the most gorgeous camera I have ever seen, I shall now be obsessed with finding one like it!

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  2. Try: http://www.the-impossible-project.com They sell polaroid cameras and film here.

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  3. Beautiful! And its in such good nick. It looks like it was bought yesterday. Surely someone will have some film for it. Would be a shame to have to leave it sitting on a shelf.

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  4. What a great Polaroid find! I'm obsessed with vintage cameras

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  5. that's a very cool camera!!! oh i hope you'll be able to use it!! I wonder how the pictures will look? :)

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  6. cool camera
    cool chocolate buttons!
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  7. Awesome Camera lucky you.

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  8. What a beautiful camera - hope you manage to get it converted. I love your little heart shaped stool as well, and the buttons sitting on it....

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  9. I have collected a few vintage cameras but I haven't seen one quite so beautiful. Lucky you!

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  10. Ooh I havent had chocolate buttons in ages:)

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  11. Oh I just love this, I hope you are able to find somewhere to get the film converted. Looking forward to seeing the photos that you take with it

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  12. What a lovely camera! It would be so cool to bring life back into it and start using it again ... as someone else suggested

    http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film

    is a great source for Polaroid film.
    I've got an old sx70 camera which I occasionally splurge and buy the stock for ... it's always a treat as the colours on the old stocks are fantastic and it's such fun to watch them develop in front of you.

    sx.

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