Day 160 – Dad’s Vintage Imperial Satellite 127 Box Camera
We inherit many things from our parents; genetics, mannerisms, interests, etc. So, when I look at my Dad’s old Imperial Satellite 1270 Camera, I wonder if this is where my love for photography comes from.
My dad passed away when I was 16. Since then, there are certain things that he had or did that have extra significance, beyond what they normally would. The last time I was home (Michigan), this camera was set aside with a bunch of other things of my Dad’s for me to look through and decide what I wanted to take back to California with me. I obviously kept this, but there was also some Civil Air Patrol stuff that he was into and a few other things.
This old camera, well used and dinged up with tape all over the back and sides holding it together, surely seems like it was something he loved doing. After all, it shoots color AND black and white, with just a flick of a switch! 🙂
Since I brought it home, the camera occupies a space in my office credenza and serves as a nice reminder of something thing I had in common with my dad. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to swap photo stories and ideas with him. That would have been really cool. I sure do miss him.
As for the camera, I don’t think it works but I have no intention of trying to use or recondition it. I like it just the way it is; tape and all.