Looking for a Home by taffy

Looking for a Home

Jim is cleaning out about 3 moves worth of boxes that have never been unpacked. This must have belonged to his father. Does anyone on the site know anything about this kind of camera? I'm looking for advice about whether it should 'have a future' or be consigned to trash. Thanks in advance for any advice!
Lovely old stuff. Can't help:(
June 15th, 2020  
So, I love old devices. I would never throw this camera away. It was introduced when I was born. It's great that it survived. Some pay several thousand dollars for a well-preserved piece.
June 15th, 2020  
There are a number of camera collectors out there that could be interested. It doesn't appear that old Polaroids are quite in the same class as, say, old Leica's, but I found a web site that might help you identify whether or not it's considered to be a collectible: http://polaroids.theskeltons.org/using.htm
June 15th, 2020  
@stray_shooter Thanks, Ron! This looks like a fairly common model, and on eBay, I've seen it priced from very low (under $20.00) to around $50.00. I doesn't appear to be a leather version, which is where the more valuable ones come in. I really just hate the thought of tossing it, and I don't want it, so I'm hoping to find someone to adopt it (for the price of shipping).
@jerome I wish you lived closer so shipping wouldn't be a problem. I'm hoping for someone that would like to have it and give it a good home!
June 15th, 2020  
It’s beautiful- keep it for memory sake💕
June 15th, 2020  
Taffy, if you are on Facebook, you can go to their Marketplace and put it on with a couple of photos and a little bit of information and a price. Someone will snap it up!!!!!
June 15th, 2020  
Lovely old camera
June 15th, 2020  
@taffy I often give things away that have memories attached to them because I can not bear the thought of me throwing them away. I do not mind the receiver throwing them away as long as I don't know.
June 15th, 2020  
@bob65 Exactly how I'm thinking about it!
June 15th, 2020  
@louannwarren Very good to know...I'll check it out. But if someone on this site wants it I'd just as soon give it to that person as sell it online. Thanks for the lead!
June 15th, 2020  
I can't help you but I do remember Polaroids. My dad had one and I have it now. Great shot. I'd probably keep it too.
June 16th, 2020  
Can’t help but I went to college with the daughter of the inventor!
June 16th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Soooo cool!!!! What an interesting dad she had! Did you get to meet him?
June 16th, 2020  
I have my dads and just can't part with it.So many memories, I'll let my kids deal with in ... You will have this picture for Jim to treasure if happy memories are involved.
June 16th, 2020  
Camera stores might have displays of old cameras – our local one does
June 16th, 2020  
This is delightful. My Dad would know all about it, but I lack his extensive knowledge.
June 16th, 2020  
We gave our old film cameras to the media department at our local high school.
June 16th, 2020  
@merrelyn Once schools are back in session, this is one of the options I'd thought of -- especially since it seems the camera is still 'worthy.'
June 16th, 2020  
I am sure someone out there would love to have this “retro” camera! Please don’t throw it away!
June 17th, 2020  
I do know one place here in PA which is sort of a museum of Americana that would most likely add it to their display. If you don't find someone who wants to use it, let me know and I will track down the address for you. It's where I got this shot- http://365project.org/olivetreeann/365/2019-11-10
June 19th, 2020  
Thanks Ann! So far, I have a few ideas, but nothing definite other than it will find a home or stay with me, but not get thrown away! I appreciate your offer!
June 19th, 2020  
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