Kodak Coating Lines For Sale

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  1. Barry S

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    I'm in.
     
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    only a $10.00 UPS shipping handling fee for international shipping, that can't be right!
     
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    If that stuff goes anywhere besides the scrapyard, it's going to China.

    I'll tell you--seeing this is enough to make a grown man cry.
     
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    Agree. Very sad indeed.
     
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    sigh....
     
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    Unfortunately it's a $10 charge in addition to the UPS charge. I was going to buy one, but the extra $10 was just too much.

    I hope Kodak had more than 18 of these:sad:
     
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    From reading the description, this isn't the film coating machine. This is the machine used to make the acetate base, which is later coated with emulsion.

    Very sad indeed.
     
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    I'd say that's the end of the line. :D

    Will they come with their own power cord, I wonder?
     
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    You guys don't even know what this is!

    We drove by a similar one today that is set up on display (and has been for years) on Ridge Road.

    Better find out what this is before you buy one!

    :D

    PE
     
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    I'll contribute the $10.00 and buy the factory in Detroit to house it.
     
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    It says film coater line, although I initially had a hard time conceiving Kodak ever having 18 of them.

    Terrible pics, and looks dirtier than I would have imagined as a Kodak machine. Printing presses and other textile machinery gets gunk all running down the sides looking nasty. I always imagined Kodak kept their machinery all fresh and pretty looking.
     
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    So which is it, PE - a line used to make acetate base, an emulsion coating line, or something else? Inquiring minds want to know, even if we don't have the $250K minimum bid.

    It would be wild if this was one of the lines once used to make Kodachrome.
     
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    So, has anyone here clicked the Make Offer button? LOL.
     
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    I'd like to make a ridiculous 100$ offer but I'm afraid they'll accept it.
     
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    Something tells me that eBay listing is not genuine.
     
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    It's a manufacturing line for acetate film base--available now, since Kodak is now purchasing acetate film from outside sources.

     
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    If someone starts a Kickstarter to buy this, I'll be in for $50 in return for the first few packs of film.
    Then should the 'stretch target' be to hire PE to run the damn thing?
     
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    Hire??

    Can you say "barn cat?"

    :tongue:

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    I imagine to goad PE into standing there running the machine, you'd better have a whip.
    There's 18 of those machines, and dollars to doughnuts those 18 machines will end up being re-named the USS George W Bush.
    No snide political quips please. It was just a joke.:smile:
     
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    This is correct. It has nothing to do with coating film emulsions.

    PE
     
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    I say we all go for it!:whistling:

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    It's still the first piece of the puzzle in the line. Once we all buy this one then all we need is a coater and a slitter/packager...
     
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    I saw this earlier and chuckled. I am amazed at this one. It is sad to me that they are taking these steps
     
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    A couple of customers to buy the film would be nice.