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Ye old-timey quiz

microfilmreader

Today I think I’ll make a small quiz:

What is this thing pictured above? Is it:

A) a piece of old junk

B) a microfilm reader

C) a fancy lamp

D) all of the above

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The answer, of course is D. This old piece of machinery is one of our library’;s decommissioned microfilm readers, now residing in our archives. I’m not certain if it’s working, even that it looks fairly intact. We plan to turn it into a fancy lamp if we can make the underside light to work.

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A DVD cases shelf

In the cycle of Strange Things I Do In the Archives: Pigeon hole-style shelf made out of discarded DVD cases. It’s not pretty, since I only had masking tape to work with. Nonetheless I have proven that old DVD cases can be something more than just photo frames and pencil cases:

dvd shelf

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