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    Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    I just received this shutter , but know nothing about it. I bought it because it is a Cool thing! Anyone know what may have been intended to be used for? Note the lack of aperture markings. The shutter works fine, but have not tested yet. Crappy screen capture photo. Thanks for any history or info!
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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    It is from a tachistoscope. Used to project images for a short time. Used for teaching aircraft recognition, speed reading exercises, ... The piece of glass in front is a dust cover.

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    Very, very cool... I am jealous. I'd probably display it on my bookshelf as with many other eclectic photo items that I have collected over time.

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    Um, some tachistoscopes used Alphax #3 shutters.

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    "very dim, dim, medium, bright". I like that!

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    Perfect for my moods.

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    Thanks! I knew you guys would have an answer. I sometimes even surprise MYSELF with spending money on stuff I will never use, but as they say....."They don't make these like they used to". I will sell to Greg for $1000.00.

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    and now I know what I got, the same thing!

    no box though...
    sin eater

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimboWalker View Post
    Thanks! I knew you guys would have an answer. I sometimes even surprise MYSELF with spending money on stuff I will never use, but as they say....."They don't make these like they used to". I will sell to Greg for $1000.00.
    Ok it's a deal. But no wait... just found an esoteric other thing to spend my $$$ on.

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    Re: Ilex No. 3 Universal Shutter ?

    I got mine with a pile of odd stuff

    Before I woke up I bought a KALART SISTOGUN II

    a flashbulb synchronizer!
    sin eater

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