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    How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    I came across this video this morning and found it quite interesting so I thought I'd share. Enjoy.


    http://youtu.be/tpziDTklPs0

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    Great film, as it was shot on film!

    Loved it all, I worked in factories like that, fortunately I worked in Product Development, not QC or Manufacturing.

    I have used many of the tools shown.

    I miss it.
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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    Thanks for posting this link. I teach photography to high school kids so this is a look into the "way back" machine.

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    Love it! I really like part 2:23: "...this electronic calculator is used...the calculator can do in several weeks, what used to take up to a year...." and it fills up a room, with the girl checking it's meters. That would now be an iPhone app.

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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    Quote Originally Posted by goamules View Post
    Love it! I really like part 2:23: "...this electronic calculator is used..." which fills up a room, with the girl checking it's meters. That would now be an iPhone app.
    and it would solve a problem in weeks, not a year...
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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    It was very interesting. The one thing that struck me funny is the lady wearing street clothes in the air conditioned dust free room.

    I was working out at the old Ford plant in the paint booths years ago. We (sheet metal workers) were replacing stainless steel access doors on the booths. We were required to wear full disposable plastic suits including hair coverings so no hair could contaminate the paint booths. It wasn't air conditioned though. At over 100 degrees and in plastic suits, it was pretty hot.

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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    Those were "large format" computers back then.

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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    Thanks for posting, I actually worked in the Hawkeyes plant for a short time polishing lenses in the 60's.

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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    The sheer scope and scale of that lens making operation is awesome. Aside from increased automation and precision, how much of this process has changed over the past 60 years?

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    Re: How Kodak lenses are (were) made.

    Cool! Thanks for sharing. I didn't know so much went into all those lenses that came aboard all those Kodak cameras over the years. Watchig that film was a bit like time traveling to the late 40's or early 50's.
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