rollCamera : Rolleiflex
Manufacturer : Franke & Heidecke
Date : 1929-1932
PLACE MANUFACTURED: Germany, Braunschweig
FILM TYPE: 117 rollfilm
IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 2¼in.
ORIGINAL PRICE: $75.00 ($75 in 1930 is $1,023.88 in 2015)
75mm Zeiss Tessar f/3.8
75mm Zeiss Tessar f/4.5

In 1889 Thomas Edison, while working on equipment that might be used to photograph moving pictures, approached George Eastman for some of his new flexible film. The 2 3/4 inches (70 mm) wide Kodak roll-film was slit down the middle, making it 1 3/8 inches (35 mm) and sprocket holes were punched down each side for film transportation through the movie camera. By the First World War this film had become the standard for movie pictures. Several camera manufacturers attempted to use this readily available film stock but the cameras were not of a high enough quality to satisfactorily record images on this small film size.

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My name is Samuel Sanfratello (Sam). I am a NY state dual-certified Mathematics and Special Education teacher and a nationally certified Consulting Hypnotist. I am also the proud owner and operator of two companies: Monroe Hypnosis and Rochester Analytics. I am a 2nd generation Spiritualist (American Spiritualism) and a certified Medium with the Plymouth Spiritualist Church (the mother church of modern spiritualism). I am an organizer of the Rochester Paranormal Researchers, founded in 2007 and a lead investigator for the Paranormal Science Institute’s F.R.I.N.G.E team. In my spare time, I give back to my community by doing volunteer work for my church and for my local chamber of commerce. I became interested in the paranormal when I spoke with a spirit in my grandmother’s house in the early 1980s. I enjoy reading publications and scientific articles about the fringe sciences and I enjoy sharing these understandings with others.
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