From top to bottom:
1) on the left is a grip for a camera, with a cold-shoe on top for a flash. Most frequently used for a 35mm SLR;
2) in the middle, a folding reflector for flashbulbs - and yes you can still find flashbulbs, although I don't know if they are still being made;
3) at the right, ??? (no idea).
1) That is a negative carrier for a "Kodak Precision Enlarger" (see the box ).
1) the hard rubber tanks are used with film hangars. You insert the sheet film into the hangar, which hangs upright in the tank. You agitate by lifting the hangar, tilting the hangar, and then replacing the hangar, in a particular pattern (and in the dark, unless the film is orthochromatic). Others here have much more knowledge than I about these.
Good morning, Better Sense;
Matt King is right. The handle on the flash bracket swings out 90 degrees and the thumb screw holds it in place. You mount the camera onto the bracket with the 1/4-20 screw on the long flat part of the bracket.
The folding fan flash has a socket that accepted the normal single contact Bayonet base bulbs such as the Number 5 and 6 bulbs, and the miniature base bulbs in the M series. You opened up the fan reflector for those two bulb types. It is not clear from the photograph if it can also accept the groove base AG-1 type miniature bulbs. The AG-1 bulbs were used better in a small 2 inch diameter adapter with a Bayonet base that plugged into the flash gun socket, instead of opening up the fan reflector. I think that mine used the Burgess Y-15 22.5 VDC battery.
The rectangular device is not detailed enough in the photograph, but it might be a light meter that clipped onto the flash gun shoe mount on the top of the camera. Seeing the detail of the dial, and perhaps the front of the device, would help in identifying its function.
The negative carrier and mask looks like one for 16 mm or Minox negatives. Knowing the dimensions of the rectangular opening would identify that.
Nice deep tanks for developing 4 by 5 film.
Ralph Javins, Latte Land, Washington
When they ask you; "How many Mega Pixels you got in your camera?"
just tell them; "I use activated silver bromide crystals tor my image storage media."
Sorry, the bit on the right is flipped over in that photo. It seems like a flashbulb flash afterall.
It is for AG-1 flash bulbs.
Yhe only place flashbulbs are being made is in Ireland, a company called
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Meggaflash does not make AG-1 flashes nut they can usually be found on ebay
I had a "lightbulb moment" after I unfolded the handle-thing. I understand it now; but I'm not sure what I would use such a thing for. It does balance a lot better than putting the flash on the top of the camera, I guess, and I can use it with cameras that have no hot shoe, like my medium-format camera.
It also serves to get the flash further from the lens (analog red eye reduction).
Originally Posted by BetterSense
Ok, now how about these interesting things? They say "Cibachrome a" on them and look a lot like contact printers. It's a white base and two black tops that have numbered rows of windows in them. It really appears as if these are designed to make contact prints of 35mm color slides onto Cibachrome, but that sounds extraordinarily expensive and pointless, considering you can just look at the slide just as easily.
Making Cibachrome proof sheets for filing?
John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA