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    What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    So Polaroid has announced the end of their instant film. Has anybody come up with a creative use for the 8X10 Polaroid Processing system? I no longer have a boat -- so I don't need an anchor.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    Yeah, I've got a big box in the basement with a cherry 8x10 processor. My dream of dreams is someone licenses the technology from Polaroid to make some more.

    Fairy tales may come true. HA!
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    A flower press?

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    I'd eBay it while there's still time to get a decent return on it.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    545 holders make good paperweights, but 8x10" processors can be transformed into substantial doorstops.

    I'm thinking about whether mine could be regeared so the top roller moves faster than the bottom to function as a calendaring press for albumen prints.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotah Jackson View Post
    Put it in an unmarked box and drop a bit of powdered sugar or corn starch or baking soda in with it. Tape it up and leave it in the lobby of your nearest Federal Building.

    Be sure to do this in a clean room, no fingerprints, no hair fibers and no saliva or you will make a lot of new buddies in the FBI pretty fast.
    Go for it Dan! We will send you post cards while you are in the federal pen.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    Once collected in one location, they could also be partially buried at an angle to make a Polaroid Farm. (They're too small to be a "ranch" ala the Cadillac Ranch.)

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    If they dont act on the technology-the license- does one have to acquire "rights" to produce? I thought in case of a patent one actually had to use it to keep it? If abandonded couldnt another company product the product?

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    David I really like your idea for using it as a press.

    I've been meaning to set up for Bromoil printing, and you need a very strong press to make duplicates.

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    Re: What to do with a Polaroid 8X10 processor?

    Well, maybe I won't put my equipment on the junk pile yet. This possible use as a press seems interesting -- but, do you think the high speed __zzzziiiipppp!through the rollers would cause problems with the bromoil papers?

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