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Monday, June 10, 2013

Thrifty Share: Vintage Slide Projector

Here’s a yard sale treasure that I found this past Saturday for $10.  It sure brings back memories!

Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I also want to share a little story about my dad and why I was really excited to bring this home with me.


My father was an amateur/hobby photographer, and he never went anywhere without his camera.  He took pictures of everything!  Of course, we have plenty of family pictures, but there are also pictures of buildings, equipment, and all kinds of other stuff.  Most of these photos were developed on slides, and he would then choose a few to get prints.

Growing up, I remember many evenings of slideshows (and family movies), wanting to be anywhere but.  How I miss those times now!


After my dad passed away, there were hundreds of photos and slides.  My mother and I went through most of them and purged the ones we wanted to keep, mainly family photos.
My mother passed away in 1995; and soon after, my family and I moved from Los Angeles to our current home in a nearby city.  Somehow during the past years, the projector went missing, and I now had a ton of slides with no projector.

Last year, I reconnected with my sister and nieces; and we spent many  hours reminiscing about our father/grandfather.  We all agreed to meet again to have a family movie-slideshow night, but we would have to wait until we had a projector.    The wait is now over and finding this vintage slide projector was pure serendipity! 

We hope to get together soon to remember and honor our fathers (including my BIL who has also passed away) and grandfather. 

Happy thrifting and saling!

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  1. That a great idea to have a family movie slideshow. My dad has hundreds of slides of our family from the 50's and 60's and he has one of those projectors. I keep begging him to have the slides converted to a CD format so he can give copies to all the members of the family, but he hasn't done it. I think it would make a great Christmas gift.

  2. Wow. I remember those movie and slideshow nights. I would love to get our clan together and do it again. Great idea.

  3. This looks like the same projector that my Dad had, people would come to visit, the slide projector came out!! Dad is gone now, I have transferred all the slides to my computer, now I can look at them whenever I want!