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Mar
12

LE POD D’O3


A colleague has taken my vintage tripod head to a fine art level of function. No information on the vintage head that reads : Panright
The Universal Head
U.S. PAT.1654951-1948055
TESTRITE NY

Testrite was founded in 1919 by Herman Neuwirth. First located on East 11th Street in New York City, they began as an importer and manufacturer of optical and scientific instruments. World War II ended their ability to import, and they turned exclusively to manufacturing. In 1955, Testrite moved to it’s present 90,000 square foot facility in Newark, New Jersey. Today, Testrite is a diversified manufacturer of visual communication, office, and studio tools.

http://www.artistsupplysource.com/brands.php?brandid=13

I found the info (this info makes me feel vintage too, being a young man in the 70’s) : In the 1970s Herman’s son-in-law, Harold Rubin became the Company’s CEO. Relying on its expertise in the manufacture of camera tripods,

http://www.testrite.com/about-us/company-history/


http://boatdog.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/the-project/

Shari Bennett Speer attaches this beautiful quote to the endings of her emails. The Dadaist’s and the other movements that followed I relish in their work. Woody Allen’s film last summer (Midnight In Paris) really was good for my heart!

Come to edge he said
No, we are afraid
Come to the edge, he said
They came
He pushed them
They flew
~Guillaume Apollinaire

Today’s MIRA image and a couple of things busting loose.

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3 Responses to “LE POD D’O3”


  1. 1 J Moser
    March 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Wow! What a cool tribute to “Le Pod.” Thanks!

  2. 2 J Moser
    March 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    For what it’s worth, the design of “Le Pod” was influenced by International Style architecture, particularly “Villa Savoye” by Le Corbusier, that I happened to be reading about while I was building Le Pod. Not to mention the continuation of the tetrahedron series I started in the ’70’s, of course. http://villa-savoye.monuments-nationaux.fr/


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