July 4th, 2014
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.
Read the rest of this entry »
April 15th, 2014
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!
April 8th, 2014
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!
April 3rd, 2014
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!
March 26th, 2014
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.
March 25th, 2014
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!
March 12th, 2014
Symbolically, an owl represents wisdom. Owl necklaces became popular in the 1970s and the trend was called “Hoot Couture.” Because the ’70s was a time of political, moral and ethical exploration in the United States, the value of wisdom became embedded in the nation’s consciousness. The features of an owl appear more human like too, as if you’re staring into the eyes of your reflection in the mirror. Which is why when choosing an owl necklace, you get to choose a necklace that mimics your inner being or sense of self you’d like to fulfill.
December 10th, 2013
While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’. That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).