What is it?

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  1. twerppoet

    twerppoet iPad Legend

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    Knew you were hiding the front for some reason. :)

    These are the Folding Minim binoculars (or opera glasses) by British company Negretti & Zambra. Designed in all likely hood by John Henry Barton.
     
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    You have weathered the storms of frustration to emerge victorious.
    Your turn,twerppoet.

    Here are photos of the engraving I hid in the pictures.

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  3. twerppoet

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    Yay! Be a delay. I had something in mind, but I couldn't find an image on the internet, even knowing what it is; so off to get an alternative.
     
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    Ok, time for a little something different.

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    What is this?

    Would you eat it, and if you would, where are you likely to find it served?
     
  5. twerppoet

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    Let's take a step back for another view.

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    Definitely there's corn on the cob there,but I have no idea what the other stuff is.
     
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    Some people like to eat that stuff. Entrepreneurs have had little luck marketing it in the U.S., but some southern neighbors consider it a delicacy.
     
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    Well I never thought I would live to see the day that "smut" made it on the iPF site. :)

    That would be corn smut. Having grown up in rural southwestern Ontario, I've seen the growth up close. It's caused by a plant fungus.

    It is eaten in Mexico but I had no idea there were attempts to market it as food in the U.S. or Canada.

    If the answer is satisfactory, please open the challenge to the next available player.

    Good night.

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    That's right Admiral.

    I found in in our garden a few years back. Took me a while to find out what it was. Somehow I resisted the urge to give it a taste test. ;)

    As per AdmiralAdama's request, the next challenge post is open to anyone.
     
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    Here's one.Identify the camera in this photo.In what year was it introduced?When was it discontinued?

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    Hi Scifan,

    I cannot identify the camera. Is it a stllls one? I don't think it's a Leica.

    Hassleblad is a possibility.

    Another clue would help.

    Sent from my iPad 1 using iPF - Greetings
     
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    It's a still camera, made in the USA.
    Here's a photo of the other side of the top cover.

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    image-1012702527.jpgHere's the empty lens mount.
     
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    It uses 35mm film.
     
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    It looks like an Argus but I can't tell which one.
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    It's not argus,Admiral.
     

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