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« on: December 30, 2007 10:23:21 PM »

what would one do with a polaroid land camera, considering that they do not make film for them anymore? i have 2 and don't want them to go to waste...

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007 10:29:05 PM »

i've seen threads on here where people have turned old cameras into clocks.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2007 10:37:37 PM »

Send them to meeeeee!  I collect vintage cameras.

A clock would be pretty cool, but I think it might be hard to do with a camera like that.  You might have a hard time fitting a clock movement in there.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2007 10:43:00 PM »

OHMIGOSH that camera is SO SEXY.

Sorry, I'm a total photo-nerd.

As for suggestions... man, I'm not sure.  Personally, I would display it as-is, but...

Let me think on it.  I'll get back to you.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2007 10:57:49 PM »

Hi there.  I have a couple of suggestions.  (1) Leave it as is and display as is.  (2) Give/Loan it to a museum where everyone can see it.  This is history so it would be shame to destroy it or turn it into something else.  You never know - this may be one of only a few and not many around and about in what looks like excellent condition.
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007 11:20:04 PM »

Turn it into a picture frame..when you look through the eye piece, it will show the picture. You could also turn them into matching lamps. Good Luck and I love the cool cameras.
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007 11:30:15 PM »

Honestly, most museums wouldn't take them, probably.  They are really common and not worth much, maybe a few bucks.  That's why I like to collect them.  They are relatively easy to find, cheap, and look freakin' sweet. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007 11:49:20 PM »

DON'T donate it to a museum. it would get thrown in a room of other shit thats been donated that no one has time to go through. my boyfriend worked at a museum and he was the guy that had to go through the stuff, basically they told him to look for certain things and the rest just throw away, no matter what it was. and i get what you mean by the clock thingy not fitting in there...i wasn't thinking about that when i said it. one idea though is to sell it on ebay. i betcha some old camera collectors would love to pay some moolah for it Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007 12:32:38 AM »

Really, you'd be lucky to get 10-15 bucks for it.  I have an old 1940s Kinax camera that is only worth 15.  It is my favorite, though.  Still in working condition.  Most old cameras you see around are not worth much because they were so common.  I've got one identical to the one shown, too. 

I say tear one apart and craft it up.  Put the other one on a shelf or take it to an antiques shop.
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2007 12:46:51 AM »

What?!  They don't make any kind of film for these anymore, anywhere?!  I have two Polaroid Land Cameras, a little older than this one, I think and I want to use them.  That's horrible.
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