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Stephen Furley
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From: Coulsdon, Croydon, England
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 - posted 11-24-2002 04:18 AM      Profile for Stephen Furley   Email Stephen Furley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
A rusty film can, but it is "awesome".

Rusty can

He seems to think it's a "video case".

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Lionel Fouillen
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From: Belgium
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 - posted 11-24-2002 05:45 AM      Profile for Lionel Fouillen   Email Lionel Fouillen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What makes me laugh is he says:
"great to put a gag gift in for Christmas"

and also...
"pls see my other items, never know what you might find"

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Stephen Furley
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He also lists his location as "See my other items pls". I had a quick look, furs, wooden rolling pins, nothing else film related.

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Joe Redifer
You need a beating today

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 - posted 11-24-2002 12:18 PM      Profile for Joe Redifer   Author's Homepage   Email Joe Redifer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I wonder if I could sell some ORC platters on ebay?

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Thomas Procyk
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From: Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA
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I've sold a broken hard drive on eBay for $65. (Yes, I indicated in the description several times that it was broken, and informed the high bidder via email. Nonetheless, I got my money order!)

Another thing I have seen spring up on occasion is empty boxes, such as those from electronics or computers or video game systems. People throw the box out, then want/need to return the item. Empty boxes have sold for as much as $25 each!

Clothing is another curious item. I've seen a pair of trashed jeans, ripped with bleach spots on them sell for $10. Time to go clean the closet out! [Smile]

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Jacob Huber
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From: Evansville, IN, USA
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If you want proof that you can sell anything on eBay, check this out. Also check out the history on the the high bidder, numerous auctions for absolutely nothing, and one for a sock (winning bid - $25).

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Thomas Procyk
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Just did a search for "35mm Film" on eBay and thought this might be of interest. The moron continuously spells it as "filmce1" instead of "film cell" and even PLURALIZES his new word! (filmce1s):

Filmce1 Auction

From the description: "35mm filmce1s (the actual film that cinemas project up on the movie screens) are now quite rare, but will become even more sought after, as movie theaters soon make the transition to completely digital projection. 35mm movie film ( and these filmce1s ) will soon be a thing of the past."

The picture shows no sprocket holes on the "filmce1s", so how do theaters "actually project it up on the screen"?? This guy has more stuff for sale, and seems to be doing it for a while given his seller (se11er?) name.

On a side note, there's someone selling a "Hot Splicer"... If someone is familiar with this thing, could you tell me what it is/does and how it splices?

Hot Splicer Auction

There's tons more stuff, trailers, more film frames, reels, and other theater junk, but I will leave the fun up to you [Smile]

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Scott Norwood
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I've never seen a hot splicer that looks anything like the one in the auction. I have, however, seen a Bell & Howell model which is operated by means of foot pedals.

I have a Maier-Hancock 16/35 hot splicer, which looks vaguely like a Griswold cement splicer on steroids. Like the Griswold model, it is useful only for making splices on acetate- or nitrate-base film (i.e. camera original negative or older release prints). The "hot" part is just a small heating element which warms up one section of the splicer to make the film "cement" set faster, but it works perfectly well even if not plugged in.

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John Pytlak
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As far as 35mm prints being a thing of the past, you may just have to wait a while. [Wink] With about 110,000 35mm screens in the world, there's alot of projectors to replace.

And 35mm prints are not too "rare", since many BILLION feet are made each year, and well over 100 BILLION individual frame "cells".

If that is indeed a splicer, I've never seen one like it. [Confused] The viewing window seems to be 8-perf wide, so I suspect it was for 35mm still film. Doubt it was for VistaVision.

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Gerard S. Cohen
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That eBay item doesn't look like a hot splicer at all. With a rheostat inside, and such a large box, it looks like it might be a printing box for duplicating still frames, with parts missing that would hold the film reels. The crinkle aluminum paint seems to have been sloshed over all parts indiscriminately, perhaps to hide rust, rendering it useless. There should be a manufacturer's label somewhere, but the only clue shown is the overly ornate letter S (for
sucker?)

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Leo Enticknap
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quote:
I have a Maier-Hancock 16/35 hot splicer [...] it is useful only for making splices on acetate- or nitrate-base film.
Put nitrate anywhere near a heating element and I'd have thought you'd be talking Kentucky fried projectionists! Was this thing really intended for use with nitrate (i.e. was it made significantly earlier than 1950)?

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John Pytlak
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Most of the "hot" splicers I've used have been closer to "warm" splicers (slightly above 37 Celsius) --- the heat is intended to evaporate the splicing cement solvents faster to speed the splicing process. I do agree that nitrate should not be put in contact with a heated surface, especially if it has begun to deteriorate, reducing its ignition temperature.

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Tim Reed
Better Projection Pays

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 - posted 11-28-2002 10:41 AM      Profile for Tim Reed   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Check this one! A real film "cell"! Oh, my! And a bargain price for such a classic!

ORIGINAL 1976 film cells R2D2

These sort of things HAVE to be jokes!

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Daryl C. W. O'Shea
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From: Midland Ontario Canada (where Panavision & IMAX lenses come from)
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Ooohh, it's even 5/70!

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Steve Kraus
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Hmm...the 1976 version of Star Wars eh? I wonder how that differs from the 1977 release that most of the world saw.

If only eBay listings were like forum or newsgroup postings and we could berate them directly.

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