Matron, I can relate to your hangup with the dreaded Box Brownie.
Having only a Box Brownie (Model D but that was immaterial) and the associated stigma (stigmae?) of being seen with one, as well as being seen taking photos of trams, resulted in my not taking photos of trams in Sydney (apart from a few blurred results taken from locations where I could not be seen)..
The 1/60 of a second shutter speed required an extremely steady hand.
I did take a few photos with it in Melbourne in 1963 following which it was promptly retired and only a few years later I was armed with two Pentax(es/ae) - but that's yet another story. The hangups of taking photos of trams disappeared along with the Box Brownie's relegation to permanent storage, now unused for 49 years.
To remain on topic, here's a photo taken with the Brownie replacement, a Kodak instamatic, of Y1 612 in service and at Burwood in December 1964. This camera thus ended my association with Kodak cameras.
________________________________ From:TramsDownUnder@... [mailto:TramsDownUnder@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Ofjgof@... Sent: Monday, 16 July 2012 2:24 PM To:TramsDownUnder@... Subject: RE: [TramsDownUnder] Re: TAN Port Melbourne Your Shots
Hi Andrew DAvid & Co, These are great shots With Many Pleasant mamories for me from the 5o's , But All I had in those days was a box brownie, & lots of Memories. I'm very interested in you Future Shots please . Cheers MAtron in N T L " W"
> Thanks Andrew.
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> On Behalf Of Andrew Cook
> Sent: Sunday, 15 July 2012 5:19 PM
> Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Re: TAN Port Melbourne
> David and Bob,
> I have some interesting signalling shots of the Port Melbourne line,
> including Graham and Ingles Street boxes, just before the mechanical
> was abolished. As this is a bit off topic, I will send them to you once I
> have finished the train shots on the Port Melbourne line. If anyone else
> interested please let me know.
> Cheers, Andrew.
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