Cirkut #16 instruction manual (ca 1919)

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  1. frobozz

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    I've not seen one of these posted on the internet anywhere so when I acquired one recently I figured the kindly thing to do would be to scan it and post it here. It's an original Cirkut #16 instruction manual from 1919.

    I scanned it at 600DPI and made a PDF at that resolution, but it's 22MB and some people's Acrobat Reader will gag on a file that big. So I also reduced all the scans to 100DPI and made another smaller (< 2MB) PDF. It's fuzzier, but still totally readable on a screen if you have to.

    Big one:
    http://cirkutcamera.com/docs/cirkut_16_instr_1919.pdf

    100DPI one:
    http://cirkutcamera.com/docs/cirkut_16_instr_1919_100.pdf


    Enjoy!
    Duncan
     
  2. Len Robertson

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    Duncan - Thanks so much for posting this. Reading the instruction book is as close as I'll ever come to operating a #16!
    This appears to be the "long" instruction book and has more shooting tips than the usual Cirkut instructions. I have that "long" #10 i.b. but it is a poor quality photocopy and not so easy to read.
    I want to add some thoughts to the Cirkut development thread but keep getting bogged down in several other projects.

    Len
     
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    Outstanding! Thank you! I have a little book of notes I've kept while using mine. Never thought I'd ever see an actual manual. Again, outstanding!

    Tony