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  • #46
    It was possible to gently heat the Hektograph gelatin and the ink would distribute itself uniformly throughout. It was then possible to impose a new image for transfer. This process could be repeated several times before the gelatin was truly unusable.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by tpappano View Post

      Reading all these great posts, I was thinking back to being in kindergarten in 1956. We made various artistic things to take home to our parents, you know, clay ashtrays bookmarks, etc. On project was a 'trivet' to protect the dinner table from hot cookware. We made them from square pieces of rigid *asbestos* insulation that we then painted with colorful designs 8) I guess by today's standards I shouldn't be alive at all!
      When I was about six years old, my dad brought home a coffee can full of powdered asbestos that he got from the job he was on. He gave it to me and I remember spilling it out onto the floor and playing with the stuff in the basement. I now know that it was not friable asbestos -- the bad kind. It was more like a smooth powder.

      Frank
      Last edited by FDelGreco; 08-08-2018, 05:25 AM.

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      • #48
        I still have the bottle of mercury (or most of it) that I played with as a child. I once spilled some of it in the couch and had to use a spoon to gather it up again. Now I find myself wondering if I put the spoon back in the drawer when I was done...
        Larry is my name; Allen is an organ brand name.

        Main: Allen RMWTHEA.3 with Rocky Mount Electra-Piano, Allen 423-C + Gyro cabinet, Britson Opus OEM38, Saville Series IV Opus 209, Steinway AR Duo-Art, Mills Violano Virtuoso with MIDI
        Lower Level: Hammond 9812H with roll player, Gulbransen Rialto, Roland E-200, Vintage Moog
        Shop: Mason&Hamlin AR Ampico piano, Allen ADC-5300-D with 18 speakers and MIDI, 4 Allen theater organ tone cabinets (including 3 Gyros, but don't call me Gyro Gearloose!).

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          • #50
            Frank, I had a very similar experience back in the day.

            In 1969 I was in 5th grade and one of the things we did each week was called Show and Tell. Several students each week would be assigned to bring an interesting thing from home and show it to the class, along with explaining what it was and how it worked. One week when I was assigned to bring something I was complaining to my dad that I had no idea what I should do. He suggested that I take his Remington 870 12ga shotgun and show it. At that time I already knew gun safety and even how to strip it and put it back together ( my father taught me all about guns early on ), as well as a pretty decent shot.

            The next day I asked my teacher if that would be interesting enough, and he was all for it ! So the following week I brought to to school ( 8 block walk, but it was in a case ) and was the biggest hit of the day at Show and Tell. I can still remember that teachers name because of that event. This was a public school too, not an elite private one.

            Indeed, times have changed ! That would be national news today .
            Regards, Larry

            At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 ! ), E-5AR ( X 2, 1 parts, 1 not ), D80 ( parts ), FX-1, FX-20, HS-7T ( parts ), EL-25 ( X 2, 1 chopped, 1 not ). Allen organs : T12-A, T-12B, ADC-6000D. Baldwin 626. Hammond Concorde. Lowrey CH32-1. A bunch of Synthesizers and Keyboards. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with VISTA ), Hammond A105, Baldwin 720T, Several small and medium size pipe organs of many sorts and builders.

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            • #51
              I came into a classroom that didn't have U.S. Army stenciled on it in third grade, just in time for Georgia's racial integration. (The Army schools already were.) Among the young black and white faces in this rural school was the young white teacher who decided to show a film. It was a Georgia state educational film, and it started with the loud strains of "Dixie."

              So I remember when Georgia integrated their schools. It should have happened long, long before, but that happened in my life time.
              -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Project (forum thread)
              -- 1899 Kimball Parlor Organ (forum thread)
              -- 1999 Rodgers W5000C and Hauptwerk - spare W5000C for spares
              -- Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3 and E-112 - Roland RD300nx stage piano
              -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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              • #52
                Frank,

                Your story reminds me of the time I took my great-great grandfather's (uncle?) Civil War jacket, hat, powder horn, and rifle to my junior high school (before middle schools), complete with bayonet & ram rod. Rode the bus, they were stored on a classroom sideboard until it was time for class.

                My how times have changed.

                Michael
                Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 4 Pianos

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                • #53
                  I may be young, but I'm so old I remember when all mobile phones did were call and text,
                  kids played outside when board,
                  almost all churches I went to had a spinet electric organ,
                  TVs were fat and
                  game boys were popular.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by davidecasteel View Post
                    As I recall, the same masters could be used with either the gelatin pad or the machine--I'm old, so my memory may be faulty, though.

                    COBOL is still being taught at a few colleges. It may be "dead" to many, but it's still very useful for business purposes. And it's unparalleled for transparency and ease of maintenance. (The programmers are well-served to be good typists, though....)

                    David
                    Java is better. its the language i was taught in high school. I had to learn C++ because it was required in colage. I dislike C++ because their is no such thing as dyamic arrays and too manny stupid and pointless rules and syntax requirements.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Eddy67716 View Post
                      I may be young, but I'm so old I remember when all mobile phones did were call and text,
                      Texting ?! All that new fangled silliness ! I think I may be one of the last hold-outs who tell people to Never text me. If the phone is in your hand, well then, just call and talk to me. If you want to"text" me, then write an e-mail.

                      Of course, some people call me an Old Crotchety *#####* .
                      Regards, Larry

                      At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 ! ), E-5AR ( X 2, 1 parts, 1 not ), D80 ( parts ), FX-1, FX-20, HS-7T ( parts ), EL-25 ( X 2, 1 chopped, 1 not ). Allen organs : T12-A, T-12B, ADC-6000D. Baldwin 626. Hammond Concorde. Lowrey CH32-1. A bunch of Synthesizers and Keyboards. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with VISTA ), Hammond A105, Baldwin 720T, Several small and medium size pipe organs of many sorts and builders.

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                      • #56
                        It wasn't that long ago that cell phones didn't have text messaging. I still have a couple like that in a box somewhere.

                        Larry, there's probably a way to get your phone to automatically respond to text messages with a "CALL DON'T TEXT" message.

                        Matt

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                        • #57
                          Matt,

                          I have never even considered the possibility that one could do an auto-response like that. That might be pretty neat.

                          Actually though, I have to admit that there are a few ( not a lot in my opinion ) instances when the ability to receive a text message is quite handy. Things like your bank or other websites sending a code you need to type in to verify an account log-in and so on. So, I am being slowly dragged into using the text feature now and then. But me Sending one - never !

                          Just like you, I have kept a collection of old cell phones in a box. I thought someday they will make an interesting history display in my shop. I only kept one example of each style, but it really does show the progression of the technology. The photo attached shows some of them starting from my first one on the left side. The big radio transceivers that went under the truck seat of those first two are not in the photo though.

                          I really miss when cell phones had real Handsets like those. You could talk and still shift a 13 speed real well.
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                          Regards, Larry

                          At Home : Yamaha Electones : EX-42 ( X 3 ! ), E-5AR ( X 2, 1 parts, 1 not ), D80 ( parts ), FX-1, FX-20, HS-7T ( parts ), EL-25 ( X 2, 1 chopped, 1 not ). Allen organs : T12-A, T-12B, ADC-6000D. Baldwin 626. Hammond Concorde. Lowrey CH32-1. A bunch of Synthesizers and Keyboards. At Churches I play for : Allen Q325 ( with VISTA ), Hammond A105, Baldwin 720T, Several small and medium size pipe organs of many sorts and builders.

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                          • #58
                            I'll tell you it took me a long time to give in to text messaging. What pushed me over the edge is the voice quality of modern phones. I struggled with good old fashioned phones during local calls. This modern stuff is almost illegible to me. I get tired of asking people to repeat themselves, and they get tired of hearing it. I used to have phones with full keyboards. Now that I have a "smartphone", I can use the Google keyboard, called Gboard (available for most phones). I find "glide" typing works very well most of the time.

                            Those bank texts though are a pain. Sometimes they just don't show up, and other times the computer times out before I get the text.

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                            • #59
                              I remember when you could get driving directions at the gas station.

                              Frank

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                              • #60
                                You could get free maps and air for the tires at the service station if you filled up, and Anita Bryant would welcome you to Florida with free orange juice for the family.
                                -- I'm Lamar -- 1967 Allen TC-4 Project (forum thread)
                                -- 1899 Kimball Parlor Organ (forum thread)
                                -- 1999 Rodgers W5000C and Hauptwerk - spare W5000C for spares
                                -- Conn 643 Theater - Hammond M3 and E-112 - Roland RD300nx stage piano
                                -- Public domain hymn search: https://songselect.ccli.com/search/r...t=publicdomain

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