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Posted 2 years ago

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Hardbrake
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All I can say is boy am I glad for electronic flash, flash bulbs were expensive and when you dropped one, it was done. After you took a picture you had better use a handkerchief when removing if from the camera or flash gun. I have never taken a picture with the aid of what I call the bomb. Flash power and just about everybody has seen pictures of photographer using the hand held Flash Power igniting devise(flashlight), over his head, while standing behind a view camera. What a lot of people do not know is that these Photographers and their incorrect use of flash powers, were responsible for several building fires and injuries to them self, their subjects and anyone close by. Most of the flash power contained magnesium or some other bright burning metal. (Later placed inside flash bulbs). The real problem was when the photographer used to much or to close to something like curtains. The market was flooded at first with company eager to sell their products. I have several examples of flash power a "Slow Burning Power" made by a company called "Newco" which sold in a 2 oz. bottle for a dollar seventy five. In the 1920 that was expensive and a package of 6 "Flash Cartridges" made by Eastman Kodak, sold for 25 cents. They came in a nicely painted tin. The photographer lit a fuss just as you would light a firecracker. The Newco would require a "Flash light." If you find any of these powers or Cartridges remember they are dangerous. I have tested the Newco and found it to be inert. I still display it as I found it half full. Next time you take a flash picture thank the inventor of the electric flash. Hardbrake

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  1. Hardbrake Hardbrake, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bellin68, I guess if I used to much of this stuff it would not be to cool. Hardbrake

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