Darned auction sales .. (I hope this is the right forum)
About a week ago I bought a cheap ($50.00 cdn) supply (60 rolls) of TechPan 120 iso25 film. Yup - it's old , about 1998 IIRC, but sealed in plastic etc... only have a roll film back for my 4x5, no 120 camera ....
Today we were at an estate auction looking at milling machines and lathes and there in the parlour is this little folder. I had a quicky look at it and it looked ok so when it came up, I bid a bit and then a bit more and pretty soon I was all the way up to $20.00 cdn which is where the bidding stopped and the auctioneer was pointing at me and saying something that sounded like "SOLD!" Hmmmm ... I wonder what I bought ...Can anyone enlighten me? It says "FRAUKA" on the back and "BUNAFLEX" on one end amd "Made In Germany US Zone" on the other. It has a Schneider "Radionar" 105mm, 1:4.5 lens, serial no. 3694862 which has screw type focussing built into the lens and a scale that goes from 3.5' to infinity. The back has a little slider thing that shows two windows of red plastic and one says "6x6" and the other says "6x9". Inside was a roll of Kodak Kodacolor X color negative film in 120 size and it appears to be exposed. This is apparently C-22 process. Can it be developed? One last thing ... everything works as it should, the glass is spotless and clear, cosmetically I'd have to give it a 9, almost 10 out of 10. Did I do ok? I think so, but I've never seen one of these things.