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the "Graflex" name in current times

 
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Les



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've known for some time that Graflex was being used to market a graphite fishing pole.
for those of you who like to eat big game instead of photographic it, but still want that Graflex name, now there seems to be arrows.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1824430977.

for even bigger game, go to Graflex.com. They make bore sights for you 88mm howitzer.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that qualify as a Big Bertha?

[ This Message was edited by: alecj on 2002-04-26 11:19 ]
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Les



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really, the recoil shatters glass plates and the ah.. uhm... flash powder melts the film.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i took a look at that site; Is the founder a grandson, greatgrandson, or other distant relative who wants to stay disassoaited from the former camera company? They didn't say who the founders are. Too many optic systems involved not to raise suspicion.

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Les



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"ve written to them a couple of times about their name. Evertime they run into their bunkers and hide.

while this isn't concrete, I don't believe Willaim Schwing, or William folmer had any decendants( Schwing seems to have been asilent partner, even less is known about him).
However from 1926 on it was run by several people who as far as i know did have families, so it's possible.

Then again, it could be a start up company buy a Harvad drop out that knows is copyright law and a good optical name when he hears it.

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