Frankenroid- Stitching together and resurrecting Polaroid one sale at a time. Frankenroid is proud to share the laboratory collection of Polaroid's Waltham factory film test laboratory cameras. These SX70's are part of Polaroid history. These cameras were used to test film for quality control during. Each of the cameras has it's own unique markings and prototype variations.Three of the SX70's have gold embossed lettering describing the lab it was from. The Alpha1 has a sticker rather than the embossed lettering. However the Alpha1 has a very unique serial number sticker under the lens housing (additional photographs available). The most exciting of the group is an actual 1972 SX70 that is simply marked 0-1 LAB in gold lettering. This was one of the very first cameras off the production line.
This 1972 was pulled before the last stage of manufacturing before the yellow and blue sticker was added to the film chassis. It was important for the engineers to have production samples of all the various models so they could see how the film reacted with different electronics, flashes and film combinations.
In addition the SX-70's received prototype engineering to test experimental batches of film and prototype accessories and flash units. These Waltham factory SX70 test cameras were scrutinized for operational excellence.
These four cameras hold a special place in the laboratory collection. They are actual parts of Polaroid history and given how involved Dr. Land was in every part of the manufacturing and testing process it is completely possible that he actually held the and used the 1972. Check out this informative article Dr. Frankenroid on Facebook to see past, present and future resurrections.The item "Polaroid SX70 Factory Lab Cameras. Rare" is in sale since Tuesday, April 22, 2014. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Instant Cameras".frankenroid" and is located in San Jose, California.
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