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[*] posted on 23-9-2018 at 13:05
About 100 mL of methylchloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane) and hundreds of pounds of nitrocellulose film


Cleaning out my grandparents' house before they sell it. Tons of old photography equipment, motion picture equipment, etc. Reels and reels of nitrocellulose film. Methylchloroform, which seems to have been used to clean nitrocellulose film. A bunch of leaky old bags of Kodak C-22 process film development chemicals. The key ingredients seem to be "metol" and hydroquinone, but they're definitely mixed, and seem to date back to the 1970s. I found an old spray duster can with CFCs in it still. Quartz bulbs for studio lights. Flashbulbs full of really fine magnesium filaments. Lots of NiCd and lead-acid camera batteries. A Macintosh 512k computer from the 1980s. Lots of electronic equipment that was made long enough ago that most of the components can be unsoldered from the boards and reused. Several of the very first generation of VCR, each with about a dozen motors and a dozen solenoids each. If anyone is even remotely interested, I can post pictures on request.



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[*] posted on 24-9-2018 at 12:23


Yes post pictures! I'm not looking to buy (if you were selling) just curious.
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[*] posted on 25-9-2018 at 03:29


One of my hobbies is old school photography. Metol is 4-methylaminophenol sulphate, a reductor. Most photographic developers are composed of a hydroquinone and 4-methylaminophenol sulphate mixture.

What photographic equipment is there? I might be interested, but it depends on shipping costs.
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[*] posted on 25-9-2018 at 15:37


Okay, you asked for it. It's in Ohio, east of Cleveland, in Ashtabula county. My piece-of-shit waste-of-space uncle already raided the place for valuables, but was limited to what he could fit in his Prius, to drive down to Texas with him.

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[*] posted on 25-9-2018 at 18:22


Quote: Originally posted by Melgar  
My piece-of-shit waste-of-space uncle already raided the place for valuables, but was limited to what he could fit in his Prius, to drive down to Texas with him.
Where's he at? I'll fight him ;)



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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 11:06


Quote: Originally posted by Texium (zts16)  
Quote: Originally posted by Melgar  
My piece-of-shit waste-of-space uncle already raided the place for valuables, but was limited to what he could fit in his Prius, to drive down to Texas with him.
Where's he at? I'll fight him ;)

San Antonio. I just got his address from my aunt. I've half a mind to fly down there and complain about him to his manager while he's working, then go find him, and create a scene that will make him the talk of the town for years to come.

Since he's been living with his girlfriend, and my aunt gave me their address, I could go down there and find her and talk to her directly. The most valuable things he stole were an original copy of the Disney cartoon "Steamboat Willie" (first animated appearance of Mickey Mouse) and a perfect-condition Auricon motion picture camera worth about $4500. I'm sure he would have bragged about what his dad "gave" him to everyone he knows.

I guess if I want to vent about it, "Whimsy" is probably a better place for that.




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