Antique toolbox from ca. 1890

Toolbox from ca. 1890

Here is an awesome wood toolbox (carpenter’s box) that belonged to a well-known woodworker in Manhattan back at the turn of the 20th century. His business card is pictured below.

It’s well-traveled but still sturdy after all these years. Someone had taped it shut decades ago so there’s some residue from the tape to remove. I think something like Formby’s Furniture Refinisher would do wonders for the box without taking away it’s character and hard earned patina. It’s about 28 inches long by 9 inches wide . Someone with some time on their hands may be able to get the lock latch working again.

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Yashica FR II

Wonderful camera, awesome site! Be sure to check out ALL of Peggy’s posts!

Camera Go Camera

I have been exchanging emails with the owner of a great website about Yashicas. As I live in Japan I sometimes see hard to find models and have sent him a few. He wanted to do something in return, so I suggested he send me a camera in return. He did, and this is the camera. Just to be clear, I don’t suggest you inundate either of us with requests for swaps,  the postage could get out of hand. BUT it is awesome receiving surprise cameras.

This is the Yashica FR II which was first introduced in 1977, an awesome year…and a sad year in music terms.

In my excitement and haste to try it, along with the 12 exposure film he sent, I completely forgot that he wrote about cleaning off the old seals. So this is the test roll:

Oops. But they are sharp and the colours…

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bad, but good (on occasion)

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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bottles in a window

Nice natural lighting made for a warm colorful image.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Purma Special — Camera Go Camera

I decided to look for another 127 camera seeing as I had the FCK127 when up popped this blog post on Casual Photophile. Then this post appeared up on another blog I read. That was it, I wanted Purma Special and luckily I am in England so they are fairly cheap. I put a minimum […]

Purma Special — Camera Go Camera

Great post! Please take the time to check it out. It’s amazing what Peggy can do with cameras and film from another time and place. Chris

Not how you want the box with your new laptop in it to look!

Looks like Ace Ventura had a hand in this delivery!

The computer arrived safely no thanks to the “excellent” handling by FedEx and the suspect packing by B&H.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Unique Yosemite Backpack – Camera Tote

As I continue to downsize my collections of stuff (mostly cameras and photo gear), I run across a few items now and then that I believe my readers would find interesting. So here I am “hawking” my stuff again! You can purchase it directly here through my blog via PayPal and I’ll even mail it for free to a US address.

Vintage Yosemite Backpack / Camerabag

Vintage Yosemite Logo Backpack – Authentic backpack purchased at the Yosemite NP gift shop. 100% Cotton with a polyester lining. It’s about 10 inches tall, 5 inches deep (front to back) and about 8 inches across. It holds a standard 35mm SLR, a small digital DSLR or tablet with ease. It’s a really cool backpack that easily carries just about anything without being overly large. It has a split zippered adjustable shoulder strap and a small zippered card pocket in front and a zippered compartment inside. That zipper inside is off its track but the rest all work perfectly. It also has a magnetic snap flap closure and a drawstring to keep everything safely inside. The inner polyester lining turns out for easy access to your stuff. One-owner, smoke and pet-free home. Super clean and a rather HTF design and style. I can mail it almost worldwide so please contact me first at ccphotographyai@gmail first or message me here for a quote. USA addresses I’ll mail this FOR FREE!

$38.00

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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a decade ago – random image surfing

Occasionally I like to surf my image files and revisit what was a pretty standard (boring) picture and see if I can make it into something well, interesting. Let me be totally upfront – I am one of those rare (odd) photographers that doesn’t have sophisticated post production software. No Photoshop, no (I don’t even know what else is out there). I do use the program? that came with my pc and I’m no even sure what it is.

April 2011 – NY Mets against the hated Nats – LGM! Modified tonight (May 2021).
The original picture unretouched. I used this picture to prove to Sony that their TV failed – I got a new TV from Sony because the color block on this one went crazy and turned everything too green.
My backyard firepit 10 years ago.
Real rocks and a real fire perfect for some quality time with the family.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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“This is a Toy” – Goofy Stuff from Yashica

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Normally you’d expect to see “this is not a toy” on something not designed to be played with. Here we have a rather odd promotional item from Yashica.

20180928_162012 My best translation – Color Camera Yashica Electro 35

20180928_161953 Still looks good and holds air after 50 years!

20180928_161942 A Yashica float. It’s about 6 feet in length and I’m guessing Yashica didn’t want you to use this at the beach or pool as anything but a toy.

Admittedly a pretty goofy item that we’ve added to our Yashica collection recently. I saw it on a Japanese auction site and well, I couldn’t resist. It was listed by a seller in Shiga Prefecture (which is just east of Kyoto). I paid a silly amount to ship it after paying less than $10 to purchase it. Collecting – jeez. On the bright side, I may have the only matching set of Yashica beach gear…

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