Archived Pages from 20th Century!!
MOST JUST DIED ON THE PAGE... As you can see from the VideoBoom ad at least one invention made it into commercial production. In fact, two models of the VideoBoom were produced and sold through mail order; however, like most under-capitalized business ventures, VideoBoom failed. Fortunately, I broke even by selling the inventory to private individuals and schools.
The scribbles at the top of the page are for a machine
which separates cans, and glass and plastic bottles; it uses a recycled
A.B. Dick 385 printing press for conveyor, compressed air and glass-crushing.
No prototype was ever built. This was initially designed to provide the
small recycling operation with a cheap, high speed, separation capability.
My original prototype 3-D imager worked, but with mixed results. The optical convergence was difficult to control and the unit itself (now collecting dust in my garage) weighed about 6 lbs. A second lightweight prototype was much smaller (weighing about 12 oz.) and eliminated the convergence problem. The quality of the 3-D effect (when viewed with 3-D glasses) on a standard television was okay, but like most 3-D systems, it left the viewer with a headache. Obviously, I am NOT the inventor of 3-D, nor do I claim to be, my invention was to make 3-D Video cheaply available to anyone with a standard video camera. A third prototype (which would have refined the 3-D effect) was never attempted, and of course, this was never a commercial product.