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    Vulcanoid

    Vulcanoid, use em or loose em?

    When I wasn't looking for any, two came with purchases, cameras. Then I wanted one and couldn't find one under a hundred dollars. I gave it up then found two more that no one wanted, so I got them for minimum plus shipping. Now I find myself pulling the guts, cloth glued to the innards, of one that is small and will make a fine case for small holders or a field camera, holders and lenses. I usually use a backpack though.

    Anyone use them other than storage? I have a Busch 23 that came with one, original case, and a Calumet 4x5 I've had for a long time that has the original case. It seems that Vulcanoid isn't made any longer, an old way of making boxes. They are nice looking older pieces of equipment.

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    I regularly use Vulcanoid and also leatherette or fabric covered wood cases to store and transport some of my large format cameras and accessories. They work just fine. I also find that soft gym bags are good and cheap to carry a bunch of loaded film holders on a trip.

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    I use one to store my 4x5 press cam with holders, changing bag, miscellaneous crap, and a spare box of film. The other one stores plate holders, film boxes and doo dads that scatter.

    Keeping both around means you can use them as book ends.

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    They are useful for reducing clutter and as you say "book ends".
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Vulcanoid coases are light, strong and were cheap to produce. I never understood why they went out of production. I like them for transporting cameras in the car as well as storage. Wish I had more.
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Films NOT Dead - Just getting fixed![/FONT]

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    Oh and mine cleaned up nicely using "Mother's Pre-Wax Cleaner." That is if you like battleship grey.

    For alternative uses, see http://www.apug.org/forums/forum44/4...hic-cases.html
    Last edited by athanasius80; 10-29-2007 at 02:08 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Being a moron as usual



 

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