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Tony (ASM)

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on: October 17, 2011, 09:42:41 AM
While I wait to see if I get success on my eBay bids for a overhead projector (OHP), my Mrs just told me she used something called a 'Pantograph' to scale up pictures as a kid at school during the '70s. (I said it'll be an antique then!  :2funny:) Now she's on the war path  :knuppel2:  :knuppel2:  :tickedoff: and I'm gonna end up  :uglystupid2:
Seriously, there IS such an item, I just looked it up on Amazon. It's £18.95:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jakar-3811-Pantograph/dp/B000NM36AQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1318872440&sr=8-6

I'd like to know if anyone has ever used one and, is it a good alternative or addition to and OHP?
PS (I didn't wanna tell her I then remembered one called 'Stetch-O-Graph!  ;D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sketch-a-graph-vintage-70s-Pantograph-drawing-aid-/320773371384?pt=UK_Toys_Creative_Educational_RL&hash=item4aaf9535f8#ht_500wt_1202
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Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 12:07:02 PM
You can also get them from my brother in law HERE


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Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 02:01:46 PM
Only drawback I can remember is that both surfaces have to be flat on the same plain and side by side or next to each other for the transfer to work. I hadn't used one of those in years.
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Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 10:41:46 AM
i bought a pantograph recently n as my maths isnt top notch i find it impossible to use... :(


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Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 01:33:24 PM
Tony, just read your post about an OHP.  I purchased one without thinking too clearly (old age???) and it is sitting in my cupboard unused.  With the OHP's you have to transfer your picture onto a transparency first and this can be costly if you are planning to enlarge a lot of stuff.  I paid $18 for 5 Ink Jet transparencies.  Having said that, you can purchase another projector where you place your picture directly onto the projector and it enlarges your picture immediately, no transparenies involved ... can't remember the name, I think it is called Art-o-graph or some such name but you can look it up online by typing in "art projectors" and you will find what I am referring to.   Wish I had done that first.  Hope this helps.  Patricia
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