I am still here, I just didn't get round to taking these snaps soon enough for this post. I have been so busy lately, I really do not know where the time has gone, or in fact, where October has gone! The month has seemed to have run away with me, and I cannot believe that we are in November and already starting preparations for Christmas, although I do think it is too early to begin shopping. If I had my way, Christmas shopping wouldn't start until December, as I do believe that starting this early, does spoil the Christmas spirit, especially with the shops selling Christmas related items in September! Anyway, rant over, time for the post...
A couple of weeks ago, when the weather was a little warmer and it was possible to stand outside without occurring frost bite, my dad and I sorted out the garage, as I do plan to do a boot sale soon, to get rid of the some of the unwanted things that I have seemed to have collected, although I do find it hard letting go of them. Whilst sorting through, I found this one jem that I never knew I had and one that I had to bring inside from the cold and keep. It was this old Agfa camera, called the Billy 6.3, which my dad told me used to belong to my granddad. I did a bit of researching on the Billy 6.3 and found that this specific model was on sale between 1932, and 1942. I also found out that my granddad had occupied this camera, as he was a docker in the East End of London and he had most probably taken it from one of the cargo ships, how naughty hahaha!
|The font door of the camera unclips to open up the lens, as you can see, the eye hole does not have any glass but i think that this is how is was originally, as there are no signs of breakage.|
|This photo shows the logo of the camera make Agfa, and the old leather strap as well as the clasp which unlocks the lens|