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Thread: Calumet is done for good

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    Calumet is done for good

    https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2016...hat-began-1939

    The last gasp effort wasn't good enough.

    I still wonder where they threw all the parts from the huge warehouse.

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    おせわに なります! Andrew O'Neill's Avatar
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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    I thought they died a long time ago...

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    They started some time ago.... but they had a lot of stuff to unload.

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    Old School Wayne
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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    Bummer...use to be a regular customer. Their catalog was the best. Wish I still had one but I'd probably just cry all over it

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    Too bad. They brought us many Caltars and other wonderful things.

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    How sad.

    My first view camera was a 4x5 Calumet, purchased in their store in the Empire State Building in NYC, way back when.

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    Calumet was gone with the bankruptcy. What just closed was three Ritz Camera stores masquerading as Calumet.

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    It has been a long slow slide down hill. I only bought one thing from them years ago and their price was higher than everyone else in Los Angeles. In Virginia I used Penn Photo until they got bought by Calumet about the time I retired and started living full time in Los Angeles.
    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    But 4 years ago, I could bike 2 miles and buy NOS C1 parts. And any film I wanted from the huge fridge. Then Helix went, then...

    I gotta get to Central Camera this week!

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    Re: Calumet is done for good

    they killed Fidelity; Zone VI; and countless other businesses that they bought..gee who would have thought??
    goodbye Calumet...and watch the door so it don't kick you in the ass on the way out!!
    I rather say I miss Lens and Repro; now that was a fun place
    best, peter

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