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    Thank you for the link -- it was enjoyable to watch. I sorely miss vertically integrated companies and the high quality products they produced which, in my opinion, cannot be consistently matched with outsourcing. I also miss 20-bladed diaphragms like the one shown.

    I don't miss formal work attire.

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    Thank you. At about 2 minutes in, the building that I worked in is shown.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Very interesting, thanks. Got a real kick out of the "lens calculator." What a beast!
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    Wow ... it's really a staggering operation. What has happened to Kodak since then?

    I've always wondered what "tooling" the Russians carted off to Kiev after the war. I imagine they were machines such as these. I can see why it took years to set up.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    Very interesting, thanks. Got a real kick out of the "lens calculator." What a beast!
    Loved that part too! That must have been groundbreaking at the time!

    ...The calculator can do in several weeks what used to take as long as a year....
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    Very interesting. Thanks.

    The first time I saw that I was at Konica and not Kodak. They used less automation but the same methods.

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    Lens Computing:

    This is the german Zuse Z-22 computer used at the Schneider works in 1956:

    http://img3.colorfoto.de/Schneider-K...5-73661726.jpg

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    Interesting Thanks.

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    ^Neat'o. Thanks for the video and Zuse Z-22 info
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