The Six-20 Bulls Eye was made from 1938-1941. It's an uncommon camera. That can't
be said about many of Kodak's picture machines.

It produces 6x9 cm images.

That little black wart on the side of the camera does nothing. There's a hole drilled
into the camera and a post that sticks out of the wart is glued into the hole.
I guess it was designed to help the photographer hold the Bulls Eye. In keeping with
the rest of the camera body, even the wart is ribbed. Nice.

How many trapezoidal digital cameras can you name ?
I know that style and form have little to do with capturing photons but they contribute
heavily to my love for old cameras.

How many digital cameras contain lost rolls of film ?

I recently heard a story about someone who stored all of his family photos on a PC.
The photos included the documentation of his seven year old son's entire life. They were all
done with a digital camera of course.

One day the PC refused to work. The hard drive failed and all was lost. Incredibly
the person in question was unaware that his computer contained a mechanical device
that stored his photos.

Everyone has a computer. Just like everyone has a television. You turn them on and they work until they don't. Then you get another one.

I read that about two percent of computer users backup their hard drives. That's
due to laziness and, I suspect, ignorance that computers have hard drives.

I suppose it doesn't matter anyway. The most common picture taking device I see in use
these days is the cell phone. Permanence is now longer an issue it seems.


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Siloam is an ancient Greek name derived from the more ancient Hebrew Shiloah. the Arabic: Silwan, was derived form the Greek, Siloam. It is an ancient site in Jerusalem.

There are other uses for the name. You could look it up (a.k.a Google it.)

Siloam looks to be the name of a building at a summer camp somewhere.

I own the world's largest collection of Shaw-Harrison Sabre 620 and Valiant 620 cameras. The
second largest collection (two cameras) belongs to Betty Harrison. She received them as part
of her divorce settlement.

I'll be damned if the little girl in the photo above isn't holding a Shaw-Harrison. The white
plastic strap is a dead giveaway !
I wonder if her camera is in my collection.

I've seen some skinny kids in my life. I used to be one.  The little boy on the right in this motion-blurred photo has taken skinny to a new level.

I get the feeling that the big kid has been taking all of Skinny's food.
"Nyah-nyah Pencil Legs."  "What you gonna do about it ?"

Photos like the one above can show up in sweat soaked nightmares. Leopard skinned denizens from your septic system
slither across your driveway and into the keyhole in your back door.

Their festering, carbuncle covered arms, wrap around your neck and you try to scream but you can't because your face is buried in a pillow.
You try to run but your legs are made of Silly Putty.

The next day you forget about the nightmare. That is, until you see that woman wearing the skin-tight, leopard skin toreador pants at the
snack counter at Wal Mart. Then, it all comes back to you.

Sorry about your thumb dude. Maybe if you hadn't built that tilted house on that tilted lot, you wouldn't
fall down so much.

By the way. What time is it ?