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2010-11-03 8:09:42 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Defunct"

: Things that are archaic, no longer exist or have been replaced by "newer and better

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2010-11-03 8:09:56 PM  
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Oldest, Older, New Big & Shiny!

2010-11-03 8:10:00 PM  

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Bigr at Flickr

2010-11-03 8:10:01 PM  
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The Sextant
Superceded by GPS.
However, learning it's use might come in handy in case of global thermonuclear war.
Pops bigger, lots more detail

2010-11-03 8:10:05 PM  
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It's for you...
Abandoned steam plant, Fitchburg MA

2010-11-03 8:10:17 PM  
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My daddy didn't grow up on any ol' farm. They had a two-seater.
(and I've used it.)

2010-11-03 8:10:36 PM  
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Old and busted & New hotness

2010-11-03 8:10:38 PM  
Polaroid Land Camera Full Size

The original instant gratification camera
2010-11-03 8:10:39 PM  

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"Re-funct" Antique Cameras

On Left: 1950's vintage Polaroid 800 that I have modified to use 120 and 220 rollfilm.

On Right: My grandfathers late 40's vintage Agfa/Ansco Viking that saw combat action with the 34th Infantry Regiment on the front lines at Pusan, that I have recently restored to full working condition.

Taken with: Early 70's vintage Polaroid SX-70 on Impossible Project PX-70 Silvershade

Bigr at Flickr

2010-11-03 8:10:42 PM Full Size

Old Settlers' Burial Field
Lancaster MA

2010-11-03 8:10:50 PM Full Size

Click fer Flickr
"A Well Regulated Militia"

2010-11-03 8:10:52 PM  
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Grandpa was a Whaler
//at least we really really hope so.
///if you want, it pops bigger, but that's just wrong.

2010-11-03 8:10:52 PM Full Size

When they weld you to the rails in a park, you're done.

2010-11-03 8:10:55 PM  
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Old school strap on skates.

(and on old, not-entirely-defunct mirror)
(borrowed from the outhouse - you can see it there on the right)

2010-11-03 8:10:55 PM  
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Part of a boat washed up on shore post Hurricane Earl
2010-11-03 8:11:05 PM  
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retired bastrop, tx fire truck
2010-11-03 8:11:14 PM  
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Two old tools, but both work in a pinch

2010-11-03 8:11:24 PM Full Size

Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester MA

2010-11-03 8:11:25 PM  
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Huzzah for exploding magnesium!
2010-11-03 8:11:31 PM  
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My 9-year-old has been fascinated by this wonderful machine for the past couple of days. :)

2010-11-03 8:11:32 PM Full Size

Flickr Makes Me Write This!^
"Sekonic Auto-Lumi"

/defunct but functional!
2010-11-03 8:11:35 PM  
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Boarded up Church
2010-11-03 8:11:35 PM Full Size

Seattle, Washington

Click for Flickr.

2010-11-03 8:11:35 PM  

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Three Mile Island, Unit Two

Defunct since the partial meltdown on March 28, 1979

Bigr at Flickr

2010-11-03 8:11:48 PM Full Size

SAE Standard Wrenches & Sockets

2010-11-03 8:11:50 PM  
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Oldsmobile, circa 1955

This is the trunk emblem on my dad's Holiday 98, inherited from his grandmother, and completely restored to ridiculous levels (it's won numerous awards). The Wiki, which never lies, actually uses the word 'Defunct' in describing the brand's status, as of April 29th, 2004. At that time, it was America's oldest surviving brand automobile, lasting 107 years. I chose the rear emblem shot as a symbol of it's passing.
Pops bigger for more chrome goodness.

2010-11-03 8:12:10 PM  
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Rusted out ship now part of the Dartmouth shore
2010-11-03 8:12:14 PM Full Size

1946 Nash Trunkback, slightly used.

2010-11-03 8:12:19 PM Full Size

Biggie (new window) at WordPress, above is at Flickr
2010-11-03 8:12:31 PM  
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on the left my mothers circa 1930 argus. on the right my newest camera.
2010-11-03 8:12:33 PM  
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Early 20th Century Telephone & Terminals

I can remember my family having a black, party line phone just like this.

2010-11-03 8:12:37 PM Full Size

Phonograph Cylinders c 1920's

2010-11-03 8:12:38 PM  
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Parrott Rifles

Confederate Parrott rifles near Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania.

2010-11-03 8:12:57 PM Full Size

South Battery at Fort Trumbull
New London, CT
Last manned during the War of 1812.

Click for Flickr.

2010-11-03 8:13:45 PM Full Size

2010-11-03 8:13:54 PM Full Size

Biggie (new window) at WordPress, above is at Flickr
2010-11-03 8:14:04 PM Full Size

Very Very Very old sawmill

2010-11-03 8:14:45 PM Full Size

When Woods were wood

2010-11-03 8:14:49 PM Full Size

White Star Line
Boston, MA
Builders of the Titanic, Britannic and other luxury liners.

Click for Flickr.

2010-11-03 8:15:22 PM  
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editing before computers. and the full reel was indeed edited by me from 50 foot reels. now i need to digitize it.
2010-11-03 8:15:28 PM  
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Launch Complex 34

The concrete launch pad of Launch Complex 34 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. This was the site of the Apollo 1 fire in 1967 that killed Roger Chaffee, Ed White and Gus Grissom. Scan from 35mm Kodachrome.

2010-11-03 8:15:47 PM  
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This is probably still used in some countries. It's difficult developing the rythm needed to use a scythe successfully. I tried!

2010-11-03 8:16:20 PM Full Size

Yes it is a 2 seater!

2010-11-03 8:16:58 PM Full Size

My dad's catcher's mask, circa 1940. He used to wear this when we played baseball on the farm.

Posted OBO Gimmlette

2010-11-03 8:17:17 PM Full Size

USB port not found.

2010-11-03 8:17:26 PM  
One of three.

Pic of film cameras taken with a DSLR.

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2010-11-03 8:18:16 PM  
Two of three

Mamiya 645, the LENS weighs more than my DSLR.

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Medium format. (new window)

2010-11-03 8:18:25 PM Full Size

My dad's mother's agitator for doing laundry. This would go into the tub with the hot water, lye based soap and clothes. Then you provide the "agitation" by pushing it up and down.

Posted OBO Gimmlette

2010-11-03 8:18:33 PM Full Size

C-22 Process

biggr on flickr
2010-11-03 8:18:34 PM  
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Making Hay while the Sun Shines

My Amish neighbors cut down hay and pile it into shocks. Scan from 35mm Kodachrome.

2010-11-03 8:18:48 PM Full Size

Yard Truck

Link (new window)
2010-11-03 8:18:51 PM  
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Hotwater Bottle Replaced by the Heating Pad

2010-11-03 8:19:28 PM Full Size

Crash Helmet

biggr on flickr
2010-11-03 8:19:32 PM  
Three of three

I miss film, pain to get it developed these days.

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2010-11-03 8:19:40 PM Full Size

Original Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific caboose lantern.

Posted OBO Gimmlette

2010-11-03 8:21:04 PM Full Size

Link (new window)

/couldn't find any remnants of New Coke to photograph.

2010-11-03 8:21:16 PM Full Size

Standard Dutch Jetsam : The Bicycle

biggr on flickr
2010-11-03 8:21:34 PM  
The predecessor to 'Sheriff Joe's Tent City', it's 'The Jail Tree' located in Wickenburg, AZ: Full Size

2010-11-03 8:27:41 PM  
Where's the leeches?

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From L to R: EKG machine on top of white cabinets, "privacy" screen, operating table and light, and the thing with the yellow base behind the table is a UV light used for treatment of TB.
2010-11-03 8:27:51 PM  
My Childhood Hero Full Size

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2010-11-03 8:29:36 PM  
Mill Wheel
(sans Mill)

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2010-11-03 8:30:46 PM  
The Old Mill

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Zip Drive and Zip Disks

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2010-11-03 8:31:13 PM  
Part of a jail

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2010-11-03 8:32:36 PM  
Out of business Gold Mine

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2010-11-03 8:32:55 PM  
CN 6043

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It must have been an impressive sight to see this beauty rolling down the track. This was the last steam locomotive used for a scheduled passenger train on CN. She was constructed in 1929 as a coal burner but was converted to oil during 1944. She was retired in 1960 and donated to the City of Winnipeg in 1962.
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2010-11-03 8:42:24 PM  
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detail in an old electrical powerhouse
2010-11-03 8:48:02 PM  
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Davol School, Fall River, MA ~ Spring 2009
Mom used to teach in the upstairs room closest to the camera. The school closed about five years ago, I took this one and turned it into a faux postcard pic for her retirement.
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2010-11-03 8:50:04 PM  
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Who's got the combination?

An old safe discarded in an old lot in Sunapee, New Hampshire, where Routes 11 & 103 meet. There's also a sawmill & an old passenger car from a train in the lot.
2010-11-03 8:54:40 PM  
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Once part of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant
2010-11-03 8:56:06 PM  
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Triply obsolete

This one is special to me. It's the mail slot in the front door at my grandmother's house. The three obsolete-isms are:
1. Mail, in general, is pretty obsolete.
2. We had a mailbox forever in place of this, just left of the door.
3. The door doesn't even exist anymore. Less than a month after I took this, we sold the house. Right now it's in the middle of renovations.

\a slight bonus fourth, if you want to call it that, is that my uncle, who owned the house at the time of the pic, passed away a week ago...
\\RIP, Uncle Moe. Miss you already.
2010-11-03 8:56:56 PM  
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waterfront livin'
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Hydaburg sunset
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2010-11-03 9:22:30 PM  
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Enormous steel cylinders about the size of a school bus, which when filled by water driven by steam-powered pumps, would raise the Tower Bridge in London. Replaced with much less elegant and significantly more boring electric motors.

2010-11-03 10:27:38 PM  
Defunct fire station call boxes that are now used to display works of art, like this one near DuPont Circle in Washington, DC:

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2010-11-03 10:35:51 PM  
The original 1828 columns from the US Capitol building, replaced after the dome was installed, and now out of the way at the National Arboretum in NE Washington, DC:

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2010-11-03 10:38:39 PM  
Intel 8085

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Mounted on an original in-the-box circa 1977 Intel Development board.
2010-11-03 10:41:38 PM  

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Some kind of horse-drawn harvester. Folsom, CA
2010-11-03 10:42:53 PM  

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This is a historical landmark house in Northeastern Allegheny County, in Pa. It was founded in 1818, and in 1972 put on the Historical Landmark List.

2010-11-03 10:44:31 PM  
Repurposed cast iron supporting sides from an archaic Singer sewing machine, in Alexandria, VA:

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2010-11-03 10:46:39 PM  
Horse & Carriage

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They really seem obsolete when you're stuck behind one.

2010-11-04 12:01:48 AM  
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Corralled and rusting away in a field

Pops to my site where you can view larger or my B-sides

2010-11-04 12:02:45 AM  

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Chatanika Gold Dredge--Chatanika, Alaska
2010-11-04 12:03:00 AM  
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huge (new window)

2010-11-04 12:03:20 AM  
Newer, better.

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2010-11-04 12:03:30 AM Full Size

Oh those flying machines...
Flickr it (new window)

2010-11-04 12:03:46 AM Full Size

Tired Iron--Fairbanks, Alaska
2010-11-04 12:03:50 AM  
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very big (new window)

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Film negatives.
2010-11-04 12:05:40 AM Full Size

Bi-plane engine
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Flickr it (new window)

2010-11-04 12:07:49 AM Full Size

Antique keys.
2010-11-04 12:08:48 AM Full Size

Barney and Smith Sleeper Car (c.1909)
2010-11-04 12:09:37 AM  
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Blarney Castle, County Cork, Ireland. 1/3, pops.
2010-11-04 12:11:09 AM  
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Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in Colorado. 2/3, pops.
2010-11-04 12:14:56 AM  
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A disused brewery in Boston, MA, now used as a a bunch of small businesses. The Sam Adams Brewery is right next to this, and a visit cannot be more recommended. Two words: Free Beer. 3/3, pops.
2010-11-04 12:15:00 AM Full Size

In the future all cars will have holes in their sides!
2010-11-04 12:15:25 AM Full Size

Antique keys.
2010-11-04 12:18:16 AM Full Size
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2010-11-04 12:26:45 AM  
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It may look defunct and it was at the time, a blown engine. Some simply green, a shop vac and 3 days of nonstop elbow grease and she is now my ride commute...
2010-11-04 12:26:47 AM  
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2/3 - piano found in abandoned psychiatric hospital auditorium Full Size
2010-11-04 12:48:04 AM  
3/3 - covered bridge, with bunghole AW hanging by rafter Full Size
2010-11-04 12:51:35 AM  
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Long time symbol of the Canadian prairies the grain elevator.

/bonus points for this one's particular claim to fame
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Mayfair Hotel
Downtown Edmonton

2010-11-04 1:11:09 AM  
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Drive-in movie theater
2010-11-04 2:33:43 AM Full Size

Phones with cords, as well as novelty phones
2010-11-04 3:26:59 AM  
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Water tank, on the road to Yosemite
2010-11-04 3:33:52 AM Full Size

Recycling in Reykjavik.
2010-11-04 3:35:58 AM Full Size

Ventilated housing on Gunkanjima Island, Nagasaki
2010-11-04 3:37:41 AM Full Size

Abandoned apartment building in Berlin.
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My nieces exploring an abandoned train tunnel.

2010-11-04 3:45:33 AM Full Size
The old barn. The new one is sleek and metal. Bonus: the dog has been replaced by a newer model as well.

2010-11-04 4:08:51 AM  
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My co-worker and I found this during the summer. It looks like its a homebuilt tractor for stealing timber.
2010-11-04 4:12:44 AM  
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Trestle remnants from a logging railroad dating to the 1920's on the Olympic National Forest. I loved my summer job.
2010-11-04 5:19:31 AM  

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Old brick press

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Brick klin

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Once a useful tool now just an ornament.
2010-11-04 7:25:39 AM Full Size

My first "serious" camera, it was my mother's and used 620 film which I think is also defunct.
2010-11-04 7:52:23 AM  
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"Boy Watcher" = Jemina Pearl of the now defunct Be Your Own Pet Full Size
2010-11-04 7:54:21 AM  
2 of 2
The now defunct Atlanta math-rock supergroup The Purkinje Shift Full Size
2010-11-04 9:05:26 AM  
1/3 -- previous photo removed because of gradient sky. whatever. Kawasaki ZRX1200R, a discontinued model. Full Size
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2010-11-04 9:58:58 AM  
entry 1: a tatted lace tulip
i hate to label this a defunct art, I just started it.

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entry 2
my cat had to help with this piece of lace, the black hairs are in the lace and not on the camera sensor.

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one of the few left near me
2010-11-04 10:41:08 AM  
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Crown Point Indiana
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Crown Point, Indiana, Jail
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Crown Point Indiana, Jail
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B-24? What's that?
2010-11-04 8:14:20 PM  
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One of only a few shots that came out on a trip to Cole's Museum in Bangor. I believe this is the inside of a former railroad station or post office (or it served as both) that was in Enfield, ME. They just picked it up (the entire building) and moved it to the museum after it hadn't been used for a while for preservation purposes or something
2010-11-04 8:16:05 PM  
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The fossil (shiny one) is orthoceras. It's a fossilized cephalopod. My Mom brought this back for me from a trip to Nova Scotia (I believe). The one below it looks like a fossilized leaf to me, though I'm not sure where I picked it up, so I could be wrong on that.
2010-11-04 8:17:50 PM  
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My Grandma loved going to Arizona and even lived there for a few years. She loved the Southwest in general.
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