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June 6, 2011

Nifty Thrifty Edixa

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 7:25 PM

I have been influenced by other bloggers again.

I did not go out and bring home a heavy, bulky ancient typewriter.

I brought in past technology that reminded me of my dad,
 fitting since his birthday and Father’s Day all fall in June. 
 Come to think of it Dad was a mad typist too.

It was the sexy brown leather case that called my name. 
Marked Wirgen I knew immediately it was German.
The price sticker really was not an issue.
(Yes, you know I haggled.)

I am not clear if it is an Edixa I or II but the difference is only a year.
The name came as a merge between Edinex and Edina.
Kodak had a problem with the original name as too close to its “Retina” camera.

Hoorah! This camera is older than I am!  It belonged to the seller’s father who had quite a collection of fancy cameras back in the 50s and 60s.

I did not buy it to shoot – surprise, there is still film in the camera!
Can you tell I was excited.  I never checked.
Do I spend a few dollars and get it developed?
I bought it to shelf sit and look cool and
remind me of family vacations and happy days from my youth.

Oh- I got it 33% off.  It was marked $3 and I paid $2.

Linking up to  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 

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23 Comments

  1. Oh damn!!! What a great price!! Great find.

    Comment by Cassandra — June 6, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

  2. What a bargain, and what a lovely item to have on display. Thank you so much for joining in Tuesday Treasures. It is very much appreciated.

    Comment by Melody — June 6, 2011 @ 8:02 PM

  3. My dad had some neat old cameras too – I remember one he called his Brownie. He used to develop film in our basement. I really enjoyed helping him. Like magic, the picture just appeared. Your camera find is excellent. I love the leather case too. Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek.
    ~Lynn

    Comment by Lynn at Cottage and Creek — June 6, 2011 @ 8:29 PM

  4. what a great find at a great price,well done

    Comment by Sheryl Scholte — June 6, 2011 @ 8:38 PM

  5. As the dog on the funny video says “oh, you’re kidding me!”. HA! What a deal! I’m really happy for your great find! Beautiful camera, beautiful case!

    Comment by Meghan Grace — June 6, 2011 @ 9:14 PM

  6. Aren’t you the least bit curious as to what’s on the film? I would see if it can be developed. If you do, don’t forget to share.
    Great price on the camera and I like the case too. I bought an old brownie camera to display in my vintage boys room. I like the look.~Ames

    Comment by Ames — June 6, 2011 @ 11:15 PM

  7. what a cool find! and in nice shape with a bag! I would not try to develop the film… you do not know how the camera was stored (heat conditions ect) and the film most likely will be nasty(IMHO). You could see if it will remove from the camera & just keep it for fun tho! I found film from my wedding and it was over 15 years old & did not develop well at all… just made me sad that I had lost it & never gotten it developed sooner.

    Comment by GrammyMouseTails — June 6, 2011 @ 11:40 PM

  8. You have to get the film developed. Imagine all the photos it’s taken….amazing.

    Comment by michelle rag-tag stitchin' — June 7, 2011 @ 1:02 AM

  9. Oh my Gosh…Please get the film developed! It might have some really cool vintage photos on it…I wouldn’t be able to resist! x

    Comment by Mama Syder — June 7, 2011 @ 4:09 AM

  10. thats so cool! and agree please get it developed !!! how exciting!

    Comment by Toni — June 7, 2011 @ 5:58 AM

  11. Oh what a great find!. Love the camera.

    Comment by Linda — June 7, 2011 @ 8:00 AM

  12. Love the camera. Yes I think all fathers cameras were similar.

    Comment by Linda — June 7, 2011 @ 8:01 AM

  13. Sexy indeed! That’s a beautiful find!

    Comment by Van — June 7, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

  14. Wow what a neat camera , I would have snatched that up too and I would get the film developed , my curiosity would get the better of me 😉

    Comment by Sheila — June 7, 2011 @ 12:57 PM

  15. REALLY!! What a find! Also, thanks for stopping by to comment on my flag book and for your kinds words! It really WOULD be a cute Halloween decoration or any holiday, you’re right! Someone else commented they were going to do it as a scrapbook cover as you mentioned! Sorry to post here but you are set up as a ‘no-reply blogger’ so I couldn’t email you back. Thanks again for visiting!

    Comment by Lauren — June 7, 2011 @ 1:06 PM

    • Argghhhh. I have reset those settings over and over. I should be open and available to email replies! And I do click save changes. It appears to be checked properly.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 7, 2011 @ 2:53 PM

  16. I would be dying to know what’s on the film. Wonder if anyone processes old film nowadays though. Great find!

    Comment by Pam — June 7, 2011 @ 9:13 PM

  17. That was a steal of a price. I say develop them film. You might be pleasantly surprised.

    Comment by LaVoice — June 8, 2011 @ 8:48 PM

  18. Wonder if they could be developed after all these years. Things are done so differently these day. I would have been drawn to it myself.
    QMM

    Comment by QMM — June 8, 2011 @ 9:28 PM

  19. I love old cameras and my guy has a large collection of them himself. That was a great deal for $2!!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — June 8, 2011 @ 10:49 PM

  20. What a crazy price. I love the leather cover 🙂

    Comment by Val — June 8, 2011 @ 11:21 PM

  21. What a great find. I love it. Especially the price!

    🙂 Michelle

    Comment by Michell@ A Full Cottage — June 9, 2011 @ 10:15 PM

  22. Very cool. I just started a mini collection myself of old camera’s and I love it.

    Comment by debbie — June 23, 2011 @ 5:13 PM


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