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    So here she is...

    ...the little camera that started it all.

    (Sorry for the iPhone photos. I don't feel like dragging out the digiboatanchor)

    Last week I bid on this box presentation set, to the tune of $145 including shipping. This is the one that made me admit my addiction to cameras and started my de-hoard liquidation.

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    The reason I REALLY wanted this is because my original model came with the original purchase receipt, from Jacks Cameras. The presentation box with accessories... was also sold by Jacks Cameras!!

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    Both of these were bought from eBay sellers in the Philly area, so I am pretty sure they were both sold by the same Jacks Cameras Inc., back in the 70's.

    Isn't that cool?

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    The original will be put in the display cabinet because its freshly returned with a new coupler, motor, lens cleaning, soldered connections, and new blue leather. The model 2 will be my daily walk around camera that gets knocked around in my messenger bag.

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    There's still a Jack's Camera in Muncie , IN. Is that the same one?

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs View Post
    There's still a Jack's Camera in Muncie , IN. Is that the same one?

    Mike


    I emailed them and asked, and they said no.

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    Yes. She started the big de-hoard liquidation sale...

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    Jack's Cameras in Philadelphia still exists; in fact, I still take some of my 35mm to them for developing (E-6 and C-41). Of course, none of the old locations on that receipt exist anymore. They used to be a large regional chain, but the death of printing caused them to go from about 10-15 stores across the greater Philadelphia area to 3 stores, none of which are in center city anymore. The one I go to is in the northeast (most suburban) corner of the city, about 100 yards from the city line.
    "Panic not my child, the Great Yellow Father has your hand"--Larry Dressler

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    Thanks Nick! That's good to know!



 

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