Monday, April 19, 2010
A special Thank-you
It is quite exciting to see "New55Project" on a UPS label (yes I know I should get out more).
We got a lot of those metal clips too and that has been a real time saver because we would otherwise have to have a tool designed and made to produce this trivial part. The current design idea is to use a piece of plastic and not a metal clip. One mock up uses folded Fresca can aluminum and ordinary staples which pass right through and hold the film sheet nicely! But Fresca cans are too thin, really, and produce a sharp edge. Can't have that.
A wonderful insight occurred when we opened up some really moldy leaky 55 from Lou and found the metallic silver on the negative shiny and bright and the negative colored like exotic marble from mold. Suddenly dawn broke over the cerebral cortex and we realized we could make a simpler system and eliminate a lot of parts.
That receiver sheet is still a mystery. I grilled and interrogated everyone I could collar at this weekend's PHSNE photo show and old gear extravaganza and came up with some ex-Pol people but none who knew the slightest about receivers. It is almost like the core to all of 55 was based on this one technique that we know is in broad daylight, in several patents, but which one?
Posted by Bob Crowley at 1:52 PM