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Reader's Exchange: Help them take their slides for a spin

Anyone who thinks that no one uses slide projectors anymore is sorely mistaken. This week, three readers have sent in requests and offers regarding slide projectors. First, Sue Sewell of Clearwater has 11-140-count and 3-80-count Kodak carousel slide trays for anyone interested. She is willing to drop them off in the Clearwater area. To reach Sue, call (727) 709-2128 or e-mail her at

Next, Boyd of Brooksville has a Vivitar 3000 AF slide projector that is more than 40 years old, and the company no longer makes them. Unfortunately, the projector has a broken back lens, and Boyd is unable to find another one. He is hoping that someone out there will have one so that he and his wife can show their granddaughter their slides. If you can help Boyd, please call him at (352) 796-0345 or e-mail him at

Finally, Christel Brahm of Clearwater is looking for a Kodak carousel slide projector. She had one that was lost in a move, so she still has carousels full of slides. Christel needs the projector for a lecture she would like to give about stained glass to her senior community. Christel is hoping that someone has one in their attic they are no longer using, and says she would also consider renting or borrowing one. If you can help Christel, please call her at (727) 791-6904.

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Faithful REXer Lucie Somers has another request, this time for very old, loose-leaf recipes. She would not like them to be hardback books. She is making an album of old recipes that tell something about the history of the era they came from. If you have any recipes for Lucie's album, please mail them to her at 1415 Main Street, No. 219, Dunedin, FL 34698.

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The Environmental PR Group in Tampa finds itself with some items to share with a 501(c) nonprofit organization. The items are a Webster's Third Edition New International Dictionary and a 13-inch Syntech color TV. If you are interested, call Jeanette Beital at (813) 948-6400 and leave a message.

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It is always a shame when something beloved to you breaks and you can't find the missing part anywhere. That's what happened to Emma of St. Petersburg, whose Black and Decker thermal carafe TCM 204 Type 3 needs the valve that fills the hole in the basket for the coffee filters. She says the hole is a half-inch in diameter. Emma hopes that someone has the part, or perhaps the entire basket intact, that they would be willing to part with. If so, please call Emma at (727) 525-4810.

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Calling all artists and drafters! Reid of Largo has a 60-inch wood drafting table with cover and parallel slide for anyone who would like it. He says the table is great for drafting, artwork, etc. If you are interested, please call Reid at (727) 586-1571 and leave a message.

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It's too late for a June wedding, but Jeanne of Tampa has a mother-of-the-groom dress to give to anyone who would like to pick it up. She says it has only been worn once and is simple yet elegant. The size 10 dress is pale pink and is a midcalf length. Jeanne has leather shoes to match, too, also in a size 10. She can be reached at (813) 932-0372.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Help them take their slides for a spin 08/20/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 20, 2010 6:12pm]
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