Flash Bulb Flash
tag # 001032
I have had this for a long time. I used to keep it
with my camera collection. When you collect stuff it
is hard to explain why you would keep a flash that you
know, you will never use.
Each year at the Community Darkrooms we used to have
a Tag Sale fundraiser and every year the collectors
would come out of the wood work. The most infamous of
them (to the Light Work Staff) was the late John Artruba,
who was also well known in the local camera stores.
John Artruba had one of everything. At the tag sale
he would always buy his third or fourth of what ever
he bought. If it wasn't a fund raiser I might have felt
bad about taking his money when he bought his sixth
broken syphon washer.
He was banned from local camera stores b/c he would
walk in on a sale, and tell the customer at the counter
that he had three of those and would sell it to them
cheaper. The only trouble was that he would never sell
anything. The customer would follow him out of the store,
to his house, and by the time the price was discussed,
John had changed his mind. "He couldn't sell that,
then he'd only have one of em left."
That is the guy that I could have been in 50 years,
I'll sell you this flash and I don't even have another.