Thursday, April 5, 2012

SYLVAIA P25 BLUE DOT SUPERFLASH BULBS

Today it's some cool stuff I found I had in a box...

I found these years ago and just couldn't... not get them.
Two boxes of Sylania "Blue Dot" Superflash Bulbs!  One from the 40's and one from the 50's....
Back before the instant flash was invented, every photograph that used a flash used these.  
I'm sure you've seen them in the old movies, but you'd stick these in a flash unit that took batteries and when you click the shutter, Bam! One of these would go off.  
The crazy thing is these are a one time use... So a box of these for every 12 shots?  Talk about waste...
Back when you could actually choose what film type you used.
I've used a couple of these just to see what they do, how the sound and yes, they're awesome.   I'm not sure they still make these, but if you find some, pick them up because they're Vintage Gear for Guys!

Monday, April 2, 2012

VINTAGE THERMOS BOTTLE POLLY RED TOP no. 5486

Today it's a vintage Thermos Bottle.
I got this one when I picked up the other last week.
It's a large Quart thermos.
It looks like it has a screw lid, but it's actually a plastic cork.
It must have been an in-between in vacuum bottle technology. 
Still has a very lovely glass liner.
and of course the lid functions as a lid and a cup.
I'm really digging these old thermoses.
I guess if you broke the glass you could get a replacement since they list the filler no. on the bottom.   I still don't trust these "cork" style ones though after all these years with a bottle laying down...  But it is very cool Vintage Gear for Guys!