Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WEFR And Vigilant Clock

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I had no incidents to post to today, the only major calls to occur on this day were in 1952 and 1981 and they were posted the last two years. The plan was to play catch up and post a video of the December 29, 1985 barn fire I posted last month. I tried editing it in windows movie maker but after trying for two hours and not knowing what I was doing I gave up. This video was taken in the late 1950's by Ralph Hopkins (I think 1956). It was shot on (I guess) 8 mm film and converted to VHS a number of years ago. I used my Nikon D90 and recorded it off the TV screen. I would have liked to edited the beginning and the end but like I said I have no clue on movie maker. The video shows WEFR members cleaning the companies first rescue and ambulance at the late Bob Jones house.

On December 11 I made a post about the Vigilant's installing a neon clock on their fire station. At the time I said I had no photos of the clock. Danny Byers left a comment stating that Rick Sanders said I should check the photo of the 1931 Seagrave setting in front of the fire station that the clock is in the photo. I can not say for shore that this is the clock in the post but the photo was taken in the 1930's so there is a good chance it is. I do not know when the clock was changed but the next photo I have of the front of the station is 1950 and there was a different clock up at that time.

On Monday I mentioned that I was posting photographs from the Oak Flat Road fire on my photography site. I continued to post photographs of the fire on that site on Tuesday and today also along with two short videos. I know what I will be posting on this site next year on January 10TH.

4 comments:

Sparky said...

Where's the sound on the video?? Oh if you have questions about movie maker, get a hold of Sara.

Anonymous said...

Bud Montague with the sunglasses & cigar, I think.

RB

Brad Myers said...

Home movie cameras didn't have sound back then.

You are right RB, you should know at least two more of the men in this video.

Anonymous said...

You know I do. People might think I'm old.

RB