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    Lights ON Central Camera

    Old news, he opened a bit yesterday

    The sign is back on!

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/06...n-and-support/
    where is the monolith

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Don was good friends with my late father. My dad introduced me to Don and Central Camera in the late ‘60s. One of my favorite places. They don’t make them that way any more. Let’s hope they reopen soon. Thanks for sharing.


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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    May they rise like a phoenix. A good read, sad but with hope.
    Thanks for posting, Randy.

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    They are apparently accepting donations of used equipment (From Facebook):

    "Central Camera Company
    June 9 at 5:33 AM ·
    So many of you have reached out to donate items for our store. If you have any photographic equipment or supplies you’re interested in donating (working or non-working) please email centralcameradonations@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to coordinate logistics. Thank you!"

    Bob

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Glad to see they are being resurrected. After a couple of decades of shopping there, I gave some coin to their Go Fund Me campaign. Money well spent I think.
    Thanks,
    Kirk

    at age 70:
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    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Thanks for posting this. Out of suffering and struggle, there are often good things that may happen, too. Good to be reminded of them.... when they happen. THanks!

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Spent an hour looking at 1932 Central Camera Catalog. I have a bit of this

    Catalogue No. 42 of Cameras, Kodaks, Lenses and Photographic Accessories 1932-33, Central Camera Co. (Chicago, IL), dated 1932, ~5 ½"x8 ½", 284pp

    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/cata...m#page%2042-43

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    http://www.piercevaubel.com/cam/catalogs.htm
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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    I found a 1921 catalog of Central on the same site. I bet he's gonna get a lot of good used treasure.

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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Since Don, must be an expert appraiser, perhaps donations could valued for tax deductions

    I used to appraisal antique cars, when they were newer
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    Re: Lights ON Central Camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Since Don, must be an expert appraiser, perhaps donations could valued for tax deductions
    Unfortunately, the person/entity receiving the donation cannot do the appraisal, so Don cannot appraise donations to Central Camera. Also, CC is not a non-profit (at least officially).

    BTW, On Sunday, I sent in a list of my excess equipment to CC as a donation. I have not heard back yet.

    Bob

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