Flashcubes

Rubycon

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Most here are not old enough to remember when they were in use. :Q

It's amazing what a bulb with magnesium wool can do when fired.
 

IronWing

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Originally posted by: ondarkness
no link.
FAIL

Either you instantly recognize the term or you're a wet-behind-the ears, thumb-sucking, bed-wetting whipper-snapper.
 

EagleKeeper

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Either the 4 sided for Kodaks or the rows that were used for the Polariods.
 

keird

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I remember taking pics of my Six Million Dollar Man with an Instamatic! He had a viewfinder through his head which was suspisciously like the Instamatic.
 

Newbian

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Weren't those the things hot enough to burn through the floor after using them?
 

MichaelD

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Originally posted by: Jeff7
Fleshcube: The #1-selling Borg sex toy.

I LOL'd. +10 cool points for you for thinking this up, Jeff7. :thumbsup::D

I had a 110 Instamatic and another type that also used the cube...can't remember the number of the film. 125? :confused:
 

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Originally posted by: Newbian
Weren't those the things hot enough to burn through the floor after using them?

You would get burned if you tried to remove it before it cooled off.

 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: Common Courtesy
Originally posted by: Newbian
Weren't those the things hot enough to burn through the floor after using them?

You would get burned if you tried to remove it before it cooled off.

The bulbs are coated with plastic that keeps them in one piece. The rapid heating shatters the glass envelope instantly when fired. Bare flashbulbs used in professional photography in the 60's were very dangerous. If held in the hand and "tested" :laugh: - the victim would have 2nd and 3rd degree burns on their fingers.

Now we have disposables with electronic flashes - a small xenon filled tube complete with a capacitor and trigger transformer designed to be tossed after as little as 24 uses. They can be taken apart and used for other purposes (mainly pranks it seems).
 

DrPizza

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speaking of pranks,
A little creative wiring, a handful of flash cubes dangling from the ceiling in the center of the room, a bag full of corn flakes, and an M-80... Simulated explosion, complete with "shrapnel". Guaranteed to cause someone to soil their pants.
 

sdifox

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still amazes me how dangerous stuff were but no one was filing suits.
 

EagleKeeper

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Originally posted by: sdifox
still amazes me how dangerous stuff were but no one was filing suits.

People took responsibility for their actions.

 

jemcam

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The 4 sided instamatic ones you could pop with a pen since the battery was self contained in those. I used to love doing that but it seriously wasted some money. Those things were expensive!

The polaroid type had 6 in a row and worked off the battery in the camera or film pack. They weren't any fun to play with by themselves.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: Common Courtesy
Originally posted by: sdifox
still amazes me how dangerous stuff were but no one was filing suits.

People took responsibility for their actions.

oh I know...just lamenting the age goneby :)