Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Vintage Kodak DUAFLEX II TLR CAMERA 620 Film Kodet Lens

Vintage Kodak DUAFLEX II TLR CAMERA 620 Film Kodet Lens - eBay (item 310103768449 end time Nov-30-08 18:21:00 PST)

This vintage Kodak Duaflex II twin-lens reflex camera has a nice wide viewfinder under the flip-up top. It gives you a bright, clear view of your subject despite scuffs on the front viewfinder lens and minor dust inside. There's a slider on the left with the slot marked "I" at the top end and "B" at the bottom end. The shutter button is on the right. A camera mount is on the bottom.

The front is marked, "Kodak Duaflex II Camera. Kodet Lens." Depress a latch to open the back and find this information:
Kodak Duaflex II Camera, T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
Pats. U.S.A. D.E.S. 140,909 148,790 151,059 2,367,504 2,422,018 2,423,706 2,432,479 2,484,510
This Camera Does Not Take 120 Film
Use Kodak 620 Film
Made in Rochester, N.Y., U.S.A. by Eastman Kodak Company

  • Place empty spool in upper recess. Engage winding key.
  • Swing out lower spool holder. Place new roll between pins.
  • Break seal, draw paper, colored side up, over square opening to empty spool.
  • Insert end of paper in longer spool slot. Wind knob 2 turns. Close camera.
  • Wind to 1 in red window.
The camera is in very nice condition. Besides the scuffed front viewing lens and dust inside, the carry handle is missing. The shutter works fast and the film pins are both here.

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The Mucker by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Grosset HC, Facs. DJ

The Mucker by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Grosset HC, Facs. DJ - eBay (item 310103557030 end time Nov-29-08 19:51:50 PST)

This hard cover copy of The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a Grosset edition published in 1923 or 1924 with a facsimile Grosset dust jacket. The first edition was the McClurg edition published in 1921. This book was printed from the same plates.

It has four illustrations by J. Allen St. John. It's in basically very good condition with age darkening and some edge wear at spine top and bottom and corners. Inner pages look very clean. The jacket is a nice facsimile jacket in excellent condition.

The opening paragraph:
Billy Byrne was a product of the streets and alleys of Chicago's great West Side. From Halsted to Robey, and from Grand Avenue to Lake Street there was scarce a bartender whom Billy knew not by his first name. And, in proportion to their number which was considerably less, he knew the patrolmen and plain clothes men equally as well, but not so pleasantly.

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1980s PAUL PRIVITERA ORIGINAL ART Edgar Rice Burroughs

1980s PAUL PRIVITERA ORIGINAL ART Edgar Rice Burroughs - eBay (item 310103862224 end time Nov-30-08 20:48:30 PST)

This vintage original art by Paul Privitera is India ink and wash on illustration board. He created it to illustrate Pirates of Venus in the first issue of the British Edgar Rice Burroughs Journal in the late 1980s.

Paul Privitera's work also appeared in ERB-dom and other Burroughs publications. This art shows Carson Napier fending off a flying angan. The artist signed the art and put his stamp on the back.

To see more on Paul and his artwork, visit

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