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    help ID these mystery items

    Hi, I found these two aluminum parts when I was cleaning out a darkroom. Not sure what they are. They seem to be machined aluminum. They are identical and have "1" and "2" marked on the top. The room was also used by a print maker. Any ideas?

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    anyone have an idea of what these are used for?

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    I don't recognize what they are at first glance, but I see that you live in Elk. My wife and I have been there and fell in love with it. Hope to return some day.
    If you call it a "prime lens" because it's a fixed-focal length (i.e. not a zoom lens), then as Inigo Montoya said so eloquently, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyMark View Post
    I don't recognize what they are at first glance, but I see that you live in Elk. My wife and I have been there and fell in love with it. Hope to return some day.
    As a trivia note: the highly regarded west coast photographer Edward Weston and his frequent model Charis Wilson were married in Elk many years ago.

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    Well that's just too cool? Do you know specifically where the ceremony took place?
    If you call it a "prime lens" because it's a fixed-focal length (i.e. not a zoom lens), then as Inigo Montoya said so eloquently, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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    I think it is described in the preface by Charis in the revised edition of "California and the West" published by Aperture. As I recall reading, they were married by a judge with a wooden leg who was also the town tintype photographer, but I could be mistaken.

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