How old are we?

#1 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat May 21, 2016 8:37 pm

I wonder what age we all have. I am 1966 model and neither the oldest or the youngest.


 
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#2 by Eivind Mork , Sat May 21, 2016 8:45 pm

1977



 
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#3 by Vidar Olavesen , Sat May 21, 2016 8:50 pm

Maybe the youngest?


 
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#4 by Eivind Mork , Sat May 21, 2016 8:58 pm

Maybe :-) We will see. Don't know about the Elmo 16 Cl, but both my Eumig S810D and my B & Howell 642 are older than me :-)



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RE: How old are we?

#5 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Sat May 21, 2016 9:14 pm

1954 and 62 years young.
Not a day over 63.


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#6 by Mats Abelli , Sat May 21, 2016 9:41 pm

I´m 18


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#7 by Timothy Duncan ( deleted ) , Sat May 21, 2016 9:42 pm

I am a 1971 model. Still hanging on at 44. Quita a good year for films if I may say so.


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#8 by Mats Abelli , Sat May 21, 2016 9:42 pm

With 44 years of experience. ( Born 1954 )


 
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#9 by Mats Abelli , Sat May 21, 2016 9:55 pm

I guess that we are all young at hearth. I still love my Disney toons and the Laurel & Hardy comedies.


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#10 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sat May 21, 2016 9:56 pm

I'm a 1966 model, same as Vidar, and its not my place here to reveal anyone else's age without their consent, except to say, I'd like all to wish our good friend Del a very happy birthday on behalf of us all here. Del had his birthday a few days back but please accept our belated good wishes from us all here pal.


"C'Mon Baggy, Get With The Beat"


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#11 by Mats Abelli , Sat May 21, 2016 10:01 pm

Congratulations Del! I hope that you had a great day.


 
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#12 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sat May 21, 2016 10:24 pm

Well I have signed the official secrets document back in 79. Do you expect me to talk? No I expect you to watch films. Well in that case 58.


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#13 by Jonathan Trevithick ( deleted ) , Sat May 21, 2016 11:32 pm

Most of my parts were produced in 1968. Had a big repair job 6 months ago and will be returning to work in 2 weeks.


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RE: How old are we?

#14 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sat May 21, 2016 11:40 pm

A '52 job, but still holding up well, all my own teeth, hair, organs, as good as the day I was dug up.



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#15 by Mats Abelli , Sat May 21, 2016 11:46 pm

You´re a lucky man Hugh and so am I. I´m also all original. No parts exchanged so far. Everything was better in the 50´s.


 
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#16 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 12:14 am

What amazes me nowadays is how kids are getting very weighty and with terrible teeth, youngsters with dentures!! In my day, we as
kids were on the whole fit & healthy, and active, skinny in most cases, but we didn't sit with mobile phones and computers wolfing rubbish food and sugary drinks, being poor had advantages then.



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#17 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 12:24 am

We've been lucky here at our end and all three of our combined children (Now all adults in their own rights), are in great shape.
We strongly encouraged the old fashioned activity of "playing out" while ever they were still youngsters. All that activity works wonders for keeping young people very lean. Let's face it, if your not inclined to run about chasing a pig's bladder (a good old fashioned football for our oversee's friends :)) and the likes aged 8, what chance does anyone have in adulthood?

Diet is awful by and large nowadays for most kids also in the fast paced world of today, but lazy, slobbery like parenting skills, only breeds the same in later life, I've found.

There is much poverty surrounding where we live Hugh, ironically this seems to only lead to more induced bad diet habits and lethargy I've equally noticed.


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RE: How old are we?

#18 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 8:53 am

Thanks for the good wishes I'm 1963 so fingers crossed will have many more movie nights ahead of me


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#19 by Tom Photiou , Sun May 22, 2016 10:48 am

1962
& collecting non stop since i was 16, hopefully onto 70+


 
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#20 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 11:16 am

I am certain you will be screening your films for many a decade to come yet Tom! 😊
You are a true ambassador and completely epitomize the words "film collector"


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RE: How old are we?

#21 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 11:18 am

I suppose Andrew, looking back to when I was a kid, we were no worse off than anyone else, we didn't have a TV in every room,
were well fed and clothed, but there weren't as many "frills" as today's children have. One thing we scored on was fresh food,
no take away rubbish, no frozen processed crap, good wholesome produce and lots of it, even the meals at school were gorgeous.
When I see those horrible plastic trays compartmentalised, bits of pizza and stuff served up to kids now, I realise we were the lottery winners. A thing that does stick in my mind, is the old B/W television, two channels, ITV was always poor, picture rolling etc, then you
had to control it by vertical hold at the back, someone once said they'd ruined it on their set trying to get Jimmy Hill's chin into the picture!



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#22 by Andrew Woodcock ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 11:26 am

Lmao Hugh 're Jimmy Hill!

You're right of course, the way we now process food in our country to somehow make it colourful enough and tasty enough to appeal to our over excited and partially destroyed taste buds, means very little of what is served up nowadays anywhere, is truly natural and wholesome food.

Once an Indian takeaway took over fish and chips as Britain's favourite take away meal, it's obvious to my mind, that our subtlety of palete had been lost forever.

Most people now simply crave for extreme flavours.


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RE: How old are we?

#23 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 12:25 pm

Brings me back to my first projector when I was around 7, it was standard 8mm and I projected onto a plastic screen that was around a foot wide, watched keystone cops, chaplin etc until I heard the dulcet tones "turn that thing off it's interfering with the tele"


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#24 by Tom Photiou , Sun May 22, 2016 5:45 pm

And of course today's kids, (or there parents) are constantly paying out for consumables, the latest poxy mobile phone,(as well as the monthly charges), when there only a year or two old, internet broadband and digital TV, all monthly pay outs we didn't have to worry about, laptops now constantly out of date, i certainly dont remember clothes costing what today's kids seen to want to pay.


 
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#25 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Sun May 22, 2016 6:11 pm

I think with youngsters its usually footwear, in my day, it was baseball boots, remember them? They were just B/W canvas
plimsolls, and like plimsolls, they wore out quick. A few years back it was those horrible trainers, they make the wearer look like
a refugee from The Magic Roundabout, but kids like them. The difference being, we were active.



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