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Vintage Jewelry, Old WWII Photos

Abrams Stereoscope USAAF WW II Era

Abrams Pocket Stereoscope with US Army Air Forces WW II Era Original Case $28.45 – This vintage Abrams stereo-viewer is from the mid 1940s, made of pot or cast metal and the legs are made of steel. This type of image viewer was used by the military to examine stereoscopic pairs of vertical aerial photographs. The viewer and case are in good age specific used condition, sold as collectibles and sold as is. The case is embossed with Property Air Forces U.S. Army The stereo-viewer and case measure 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, with metal legs extended the heigth is 4 3/4 inches, the viewer spreads apart to 5 3/4 inches. “Abrams Instrument Corp Lansing, Mich. Patented” is stamped into the viewer frame. Includes 1 – Abrams Stereo-viewer, 1 – Original US Army Stereoscope Case

 

What was the US Army Air Forces ?

The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) were the aviation arm of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II. It was a component of the US Army, which in 1942 was divided functionally by executive order into three autonomous forces: the Army Ground Forces, the Services of Supply (which in 1943 became the Army Service Forces), and the AAF.

 

Silver Ring Turquoise Red Coral

Silver Ring with Turquoise and Red Coral Vintage Jewelry Early 1980s $88.45 – Stylish Vintage Silver Turquoise with Red Coral Ring size 11, there are no markings inside the ring. This cool ring is in good condition, is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

 

Silver Ring Tiger Eye Stone Vintage

Silver Ring Tiger Eye Ring Vintage Jewelry Early 1980s  $103.45 – Stylish Vintage Silver Tiger Eye Ring size 10 1/2 and is stamped 925 inside the ring. This nice ring is in good condition, is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

 

Silver Ring Onyx Stone Vintage

Silver Ring Onyx Stone Vintage Jewelry Late 1980s $128.45 – Nice Silver and Onyx Man’s ring size 10 1/2 vintage 1980s and crafted in Mexico, MEX925 TL-104 stamped inside of ring. This awesome vintage silver ring is in good condition, used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

 

Sands 42 Inch Wood Level

Sands 42 Inch Wood Level Style 2-A $78.45 – Old Solid Wood Level made by J Sand and Sons 1023-25 Rivard St, Detroit, Michigan. Guessing a mid 1920s manufacture date. The level is in fair age specific condition with a few marks and gouges from use, makers sticker is intact but faded, all (4) vials have a bubble, one vial lens-cover is missing. This Antique Tool is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is. Measures 42 x 2 1/2 x 1 inches approximately.

 

Charles Bruning Vintage Drafting Set

Charles Bruning Vintage Drafting Set No 1547 circa 1947 $28.45 – This vintage engineering collectible was made in Germany circa 1947 by the Charles Bruning Company Inc. The set is in fair age specific condition, the instruments have some tarnish, the case is slightly worn mostly around the snap button, and there appears to be a missing tool. The Bruning Drafting Set is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

 

Shure Unidyne 55SW Microphone 1968

Shure Unidyne 55sw  The Elvis Microphone 1968 $98.45 – This is the famous Elvis microphone seen in many of Elvis’s performances and manufactured around 1968, also referred to as the Toaster. This microphone looks good for its age, however, no testing was performed and it has been priced accordingly. This highly sought after vintage microphone is used, the on off slider switch is missing the thumb-nub but still slides. This cool 60s mic is sold as a collectible and sold as is. Includes 1 – Shure 55SW microphone only.

Get your Elvis on with this mic, Thank You Very Much.

Here is some data from the 1968 Shure Unidyne 55 Series Microphone Salea Brochure:

Famed Throughout the World for Ruggedness and Reliability. The Unidynes are the largest selling microphones throughout the world·-used consistently by famed celebrities for those important events where the faithfulness of sound reproduction is critical. Model 555 Unidyne II is highly recommended for fine quality public-address, theater-stage sound systems, recording and remote broadcasting, and low-gain tape recording. Model 5565 Unidyne II is specially constructed and tested to meet the requirements of the broadcast and television studio, and is held within close tolerances in frequency response and directivity.

The Model 5565 is provided with vibration-isolation unit of live rubber construction in the stand connector. Includes multiimpedance switch for high, medium or low impedance.

Model 55S Unidyne II: Without On-Off Switch.

Model 55SW Unidyne II: With On-Off Switch.

Model 556S Unidyne II: Features a special live-rubber, vibration-isolating shock mount.

Specs:
Frequency Response: Models 555 and 555W-50 to 15,000 Hz.

Model 5565-40 to 15,000 Hz.

Impedance and Output Level:
Models 555 and 555W:
Low (30 to 50 ohms) -55.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars);’ .071 millivolts/microbar.
Medium (150 to 250 ohms) -56.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); . 141 millivolts/microbar.
High –55.5 db (0 db = 1 volt per microbar); 1.68 millivolts/microbar.

Model 5565: Low (30 to 50 ohms) -56.5 db (0 db

UNIDYNE A Microphones – 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); .067 millivolts microbar.
Medium (150 to 250 ohms) -57.5 db (0 db = 1 milliwatt per 10 microbars); .130 millivolts/ microbar.
High -56 db (0 db = 1 volt per microbar); 1.58 millivolts/microbar.

Cable:
Models 555 and 55SW, 15-foat, 2-conductor shielded
with an Amphenol MC3M Type Connector .

Model 5565, 20-foot, 2-conductor shielded with a
Cannon XL-3-11 Type Connector.

 

Kodak Showtime 8 Movie Projector

Kodak Showtime 8 8mm Model 8 500 Movie Projector 1954 $88.45 – The Cine-Kodak Showtime 8 Projector was years ahead in design (at that time), it was advertised in 1956 to “give sparkling, bid screen color movies up to 5 Feet wide or larger. Threading, focusing, framing, and titling are unusually simple and positive. A lighted switch panel gives you fingertip control of still picture projection, comic reverse action, fast rewind. Reel arms select 400 foot capacity for a full 30 minute show. Fast F/1.6 Lumenized Lens, a new shutter and pull down system transmits 60 percent more light for extra big, extra bright pictures. Truly the surest operating 8mm projector Kodak has ever produced. Complete with built in case. ”

This projector appears to be constructed of metal and Bakelite, is in good age specific condition with some paint missing from the metal outer case. We fired up the projector and played about 12 minutes of some old home movies from the 50s. A short video of this projector in action is posted on Youtube – HERE. The serial number on the base of the projector is 131254 (we assume manufacture was in 1954), the projector with cover outer dimensions are 13 1/2 x 9 x 7 1/2 inches approximately and weighs about 17 pounds. This cool old Kodak 8mm projector is used, sold as a collectible and sold as is. Includes projector, cover and take up reel.

 

Pickwik Candid Camera Vintage

Pickwik Candid Camera Vintage Film Camera 1940s $38.45 – Made in the 1940s by the Galter Mfg Co of Chicago Illinois. This cool Pickwik Candid Camera Collectible includes the camera containing used film still in play, original box, and original instruction. All items are in good used condition, sold as collectibles and sold as is.

 

Kodak 35B Vintage Camera

Kodak 35B Vintage Film Camera Circa 1962 $24.45 – The Kodak Automatic and Motormatic series were Kodak’s last American made 35mm film cameras, and their first automatic exposure 35mm cameras. Originating with the Kodak 35 from 1938, there were seven different models; the first was the Kodak Automatic 35, it was introduced in 1959 while the last, the Motormatic 35R4, was introduced in 1965, theor production ceased in 1969. The camera is in good used physical condition, all levers and buttons move freely, could not get the sshutter to fire, no further testing was performed and the camera has been priced accordingly, sold as a collectible and sold as is.

From an Original Camera Manual

Lens: Kodak Ektanar, 44mm f/2.8, Lumenized, retaining ring accepts Series 5 accessories
Lens Openings: f/2.8 to f/32
Shutter:
(Automatic models) Kodak Synchro 80 Shutter – automatically cocked when film is advanced. Double-Exposure prevention. Speeds: 1/40, 1/80
(Motormatic models) Kodak Automatic Flash Shutter – automatically cocked when film is advanced. Double-Exposure prevention. Speeds: 1/40, 1/80, 1/125, 1/250
Film: 35mm Body Release: Right front of camera
Flash: Built-in synchronization, use No. 5 or 25, and M-2 bulbs to 1/30 second. Electronic flash (X-synchronized) at all shutter speeds.
External Kodalite flashbulb gun (original and B models), built-in AG-1 Flash gun (F models), or built-in Flashcube socket (R4 models)
Focusing Range: 2 1/2 feet to infinity.
Viewfinder: Optical, projected viewframe type.
Meter: Selenium photocell automatically sets lens aperture. ASA 10 to 160, 320, or 800, depending on model.
Construction: Single stroke lever film advance (Automatic models) or spring driven Power Drive (Motormatic moels), easy drum-type loading, automatic exposure counter.

 

Zero Airplane US Insignia WWII Picture

World War II Zero Airplane US Insignia Black and White Picture $23.45 – These original WWII photo reproductions were produced around the early 1940s (most likely 1941 – 1943), measure approximately 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and are Original Black  and White photos printed on paper-stock. This image is in good used condition and ready for framing, sold as a collectible and sold as is. From the original envelope containing  this picture – “Ready for Framing – These photographs are guaranteed reproductions of official photographs Plane Facts Inc 133 W 19th St New York, NY “

 

WWII Wellington Airplane Picture

World War II Wellington Airplane Black and White Picture Vintage 1943 $11.45 – These original WWII photo reproductions were produced around the early 1940s (most likely 1941 – 1943), measure approximately 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and are Original Black  and White photos printed on paper-stock. This image is in good used condition and ready for framing, sold as a collectible and sold as is. From the original envelope containing  this picture – “Ready for Framing – These photographs are guaranteed reproductions of official photographs Plane Facts Inc 133 W 19th St New York, NY “

 

WWII Tank Retriever and Trailer BW Picture

World War II Tank Retriever and Trailer BW Picture Circa 1943 $18.45 – These original WWII photo reproductions were produced around the early 1940s (most likely 1941 – 1943), measure approximately 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and are Original Black  and White photos printed on paper-stock. This image is in good used condition and ready for framing, sold as a collectible and sold as is. From the original envelope containing  this picture – “Ready for Framing – These photographs are guaranteed reproductions of official photographs Plane Facts Inc 133 W 19th St New York, NY “

 

WWII Tank Destroyer Picture

WWII Tank Destroyer Black and White Picture $14.45 – These original WWII photo reproductions were produced around the early 1940s (most likely 1941 – 1943), measure approximately 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and are Original Black  and White photos printed on paper-stock. This image is in good used condition and ready for framing, sold as a collectible and sold as is. From the original envelope containing  this picture – “Ready for Framing – These photographs are guaranteed reproductions of official photographs Plane Facts Inc 133 W 19th St New York, NY “

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