Just for you (and anyone else who is not familiar with it), the Argus A came
out in about 1936, and sold for the princely sum of US $12.50 at that time. It
had a decent, ollapsible lens and a bakelite (early plastic) body.
Just for fun, here are two small pix... one of Ted with his Argus "A" (I did
not take the shot!) and the other a much clearer shot of the camera.
Good morning Dr Ted. If you don't mind me asking, what was the camera------
model that Mrs Grant gave you back in 1951?
On Jan 2, 2019, at 2:27 AM, Ted Grant <tedgrant@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Planet EARTH is loaded with RADIO-ACTIVE MATERIALS AND WE ARE BEING
RADIATED AS I WRITE THIS AND WHEN YOU SIT THERE READING THE E-MAIL!
You don't believe it?????????????????????????
It varies about the planet wherever you maybe and is in various levels
depending where you are!
YOU DON'T BELEIVE ME?????????????????
Check with some of the governments studying the "PLANET EFFECTS!" No
you don't glow in the dark for effect ! But Planet Earth is radiating
us every second we live here day to day! Have you ever opened and
developed a roll of unexposed film that has been in a camera for about
10 years or more?????????? With no exposures! JUST THE FILM? Oh you
did load a camera, an old model and put it in a cabinet "and forgot
about it for ten years or more??? Oh I realize there aren't many of
you who may have done that? But during my past 65 years of shooting
assignments professionally film, now digital almost every day? I have!
Yes, I'm 89 yrs. old, 90 this coming May 2019 And yes I still knock
off frames via digital LEICA M8's about the "Elderly Home folks" where
I now live where I may see something that works. I have the first
camera I ever owned that my wife gave me for my first birthday after
we were married 27 May 1951, Oh I put lots of rolls through it way
back then. However there is a roll in it since the early 1950's or so
and I've been temped on many occasions to develop it just for the hell
of it! HOWEVER? THE TIME HAS COME and it shall be done in the next few
days and the results will be on the screen shortly! THEN WE=SHALL
SEE??????????? CHEERS DR. ted grant O.C. From: leicareflex-
bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:leicareflex-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Bill Abbott 3 Sent: December-30-18 4:50 PM To:
Subject: [LRflex] Re: An old lens with radioactive coating
Thanks. I don't doubt that at all!
On Dec 30, 2018, at 4:34 PM, Aram Langhans <leica_r8@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Everybody has some radioactive material in them.