The History of Vintage Projectors

July 4th, 2014

vintage projector

Currently, there are many projectors programmed for any task: office, home, education or entertainment. They are also very accessible to anyone and there are many projectors in websites like this or in many stores. But these electronic gadgets changed dramatically in the last fifty years. We do not know how were those vintage projectors

Vintage Projectors of the 1950s

By the 1950s, movie projectors for home use were 8mm and didn’t have auto load and reload capabilities.

Another popular type of 1950s vintage projector was used with slides. The features of the 8mm projector were a bulb that allowed daylight loading and unloading. Film was loaded onto a large feed reel and threaded to a second take-up as the film passed through the “gate.” This is the point where light shines on the film to allow for projection onto a detached movie screen.

8mm film has two tracks on either side of the film that is grasped by a mechanical grip or claw that pulls the film through to the take-up as each frame of the film passes through. This projector also had a mirror that allowed the bulb to illuminate each of the 24 require frames at a specific projection speed. The 8mm vintage projectors of the 1950s did not provide for home movies with sound. 8mm home movies were projected in black and white.

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The Power of Pearls: History and Happiness Wrapped in a Strand

June 9th, 2014
The Power of Pearls: History and Happiness Wrapped in a Strand

Wearing pearls will never go out of style. Sure, a simple chain of white pearls may be a little too Upper East Side chic for your daring, powerful taste. But with brands like Fragment entering the marketplace with revolutionary reasons to wear pearls, there’s no way you can’t not style your look with a piece born glistening from under the sea!

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Collections: The Latest + the Greatest Updates (Vintage Fashion Galore!)

April 15th, 2014
Collections: The Latest + the Greatest Updates (Vintage Fashion Galore!)

It’s time to share some fabulous updates I’ve made to my most popular eBay collections! I’ve been adding sweet things to the following collections: Bags for Babes + Boys A Piece of Plaid Diamonds Are Forever Apple Laptops, iPads and iPhones That Cost Less Exercise Equipment for a Fit Year! 

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How to Make a Collection on eBay!

April 8th, 2014
How to Make a Collection on eBay!

So for the past few weeks I’ve been blogging about all of the amazing collections I’ve been building on eBay. But I haven’t shared how to make one with you! And for that I am embarrassed and might I add, a little bit ashamed!

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My Favorite Collections on eBay Right Now!

April 3rd, 2014
My Favorite Collections on eBay Right Now!

The past few weeks I’ve been share-happy with my many collections on eBay! I’ve curated Secondhand Style That Sings and shared why #imbornto Thrift, #imbornto Write and my Birthday Bliss Wishlist! But it’s time that I stop being so selfish. It’s time that I step out of the spotlight and let it shine on the many other curators who’ve used their keen eyes and sense of self + style to curate collections worth viewing, following and perhaps, buying from. So without further ado, here are 5 of my favorite collections trending on eBay now!

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Because You Only Turn 28 Once: Birthday Bliss Collection Celebration

March 26th, 2014
Because You Only Turn 28 Once: Birthday Bliss Collection Celebration

I’m so LUCKY to be 28 and living this beautiful, amazing, blessed life of change and connection and growing character! Thank you all for inspiring and for being a follower / supporter of Sammy Davis Vintage! It gives me great joy that after 5 years of Sammy D Vintage, I’m launching a NEW site at SammyD.TV that I’ll be devoting full attention to moving forward. We never stop growing – no matter how old we are. And when we stop growing, well, we’ve died. And so to grow is to live. Here’s to another year of life – and a blog post celebrating the beautiful things which honor its meaning and message of love, peace and joy.

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Secondhand Style that Sings! #finditfollowit

March 25th, 2014
Secondhand Style that Sings! #finditfollowit

About 80 percent of my wardrobe is secondhand and it feels great knowing that I’m consciously consuming fashion that’s stylish, sustainable and jam-packed full of substance. So when eBay asked me to curate some more collections for their amazing #finditfollowit campaign, I decided to make a collection totally dedicated to the most fabulous thrifters of all on eBay: The sellers of secondhand style! Featuring finds from Violetville, The Kissing Tree Vintage, American Archives, Vulture Culture and Thriftwares … this collection is home to SECONDHAND STYLE THAT SINGS!

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Who Runs the World? Runners Run the World! #imbornto

March 23rd, 2014
Who Runs the World? Runners Run the World! #imbornto

eBay is hosting an amazing sweepstakes in honor of what you were born to do! The sweepstakes is called Curate for a Cause, and you can make a collection on eBay that represents what you love to do and enter to win a $5,000 shopping spree from eBay! I love running like you love YOUR passions! So what are they? If you said vintage or thrifting, well, you can’t not enter the sweepstakes. What was I born to do? One of them was RUN. Which is why I curated a collection all about hot and helpful products to help new and pro runners take their steps in stylish stride.

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