Oh, wow, I know what you mean. This is why, I suppose, I own 50 film cameras, two enlargers and a slew of lenses. Some objects just need to be rescued, like lost puppies.
This keeps crafty Hipster from making lamps out of them and selling it on Etsy. Camera lamps and other emphemera is like someone taking homeless kittens and making oven mits out of them. I'm afraid of searching for "kitten mits" on Etsy.
“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
We are monkeys with money and guns.”