Just thought I'd post this forum link.
Not sure if you've seen it as it might be of interest to someone.
Hi Tony, what a great story, with a fabulous ending. Makes me feel quite bad as I bought a pair of 620 Brownies last year from a junk shop for next to noyhing, and both still had exposed films in them. I'm ashamed to say I trashed the films without thinking about processing them to use the 620 spools for respooling 120 film, I promise I won't be so stupid in the future!
I've had some found film developed at a local shop and found snapshots from the 50's/60's also. Some kids with their cat. They're a lot of fun to check out. I currently have a camera that has film in it, I need to get it developed and see what's on it. Looks like only 4 have been taken off it. If you go to photo.net and search for "found film" there are some people on there who have several shots they've discovered, some that look like they're from the 30's/40's. Finding film in a camera is like discovering a hidden past!
It is a little surprising to find this story in this classification or category or forum. I thought it would be found in the Folders Group.
In a surprising development this summer, I was sent an EKCo. Kodak HawkEye Vest Pocket Camera, not new, but still in its original black paper wrapped slip case box and with the original Owner's Manual. Unfortunately, all of those years stored in that box (I think since the late 1950s or possibly into the 1960s) did mean that the folds of the bellows had stuck together, and it did not survive the initial attempt to open the camera. Perhaps the people at Custom Bellows will be able to help. And, very fortuitously, there are two (2) each 127 size film take-up spools, so it should be possible to slit 120 roll film to get something to load into the camera in a darkroom or changing bag, and put a bit of black plastic electrician's tape over the little round red plastic window on the back for watching the exposure numbers that would be on the paper packing of a roll of 127 roll film. Then I can go out and try this camera that is just about as old as my parents would be by now. This will be my first experience with a camera that is about 90 years old now.
Enjoy; Ralph, Latte Land, Washington