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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
by S.C. Johnson Wax
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In this proto-infomercial by SC Johnson Wax, we see what looks to be a woman’s TV show on the surface. Women learn fashion tips at the stylish NY Airport’s TWA Terminal, how to tastefully arrange their furniture from influential 1950s designer William Pahlmann , how to care for their house plants and learn how to make goulash with hot dogs by zany actor Walter Slezak (Lifeboat, Treasure Island, Bedtime for Bonzo). And since several of SC Johnson Wax’s products were aerosol based, women...
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Topic: housewives
A/V Geeks
by SC Educational TV Center.
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Nutritional information for rural South Carolinian families.
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Topics: food, nutrition
A/V Geeks
by SC Educational Television
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Explains how parasitic worms can invade your body if you don't wash your hands and you use the out of doors as a bathroom. See also Ro-Revus Talks About Worms
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Topics: parasites, nutrition
A/V Geeks
by Sandler Institutional Films.; AIMS Media.
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Explains the importance of paying attention, asking for help when it's needed, being prepared, developing good study habits and respecting school property.
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Topics: Students -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature, Responsibility -- Juvenile literature, Students...
A/V Geeks
by Schlitz Brewing Company/Centralab/Edlin Film Productions
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So this is Elk Country! Schlitz did a series of sportsman films featuring hunting and fishing in various remote locations. In this film, we see hunters "roughing it" by sitting around the campfire watching a portable television powered by Centralab batteries and drinking Schlitz beer. These films were often shown to men’s organizations. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: Schlitz Brewing, Beer, Centralab, Hunting, Cervidae, Edlin Films
A/V Geeks
by Scholastic Magazines
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A French language teaching film. Presents a dramatization in which a boy and a girl tour a French workshop after their washing machine breaks down.
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Topics: French language -- Films for English speakers, French language.
A/V Geeks
by Screenscope
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Expresses the impact of the space program on the genius of creative artists by presenting the dancing of Edward Villella; space inspired paintings by James Wyeth, Mitchell Jamieson, and Lamar Dodd; interviews with poet Archibald MacLeish and writer William F. Buckley, Jr.; and scenes from film director Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey. Includes appearances by Neil Armstrong, Thomas O. Paine, J. Carter Brown, and Arthur C. Clarke.
Topics: NASA, Apollo, artists
A/V Geeks
by Shell Oil
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Examines the historical development of different helicopter concepts that led to the final practical design, and discusses the helicopter's control mechanisms. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topics: helicopter, aviation
A/V Geeks
by Sid Davis
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Presents the daily life of Officer Bryan -- his home, his family, his involvement in different cases and situations. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
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Topic: police
A/V Geeks
by Sid Davis Productions
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Warns boys and girls against becoming victims of sex criminals. Shows the possible perils involved in a 'LOVER'S LANE,' 'BABY SITTING' and a 'PICK-UP' and explains how to avoid the situations. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: sid davis, kidnapping, babysitting
A/V Geeks
by Sid Laverents
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One of the A/V Geek's favorite filmmakers, Sid Laverents, makes an educational film about the life cycle of the butterfly.
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Topic: butterflies
A/V Geeks
by Sinclair Oil
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Ads about Sinclair Gas Stations and Home Heating Oil This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 14 aired live on Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 screening: Stick It In Your Ear Teaching Tasting Party General Electric Presents Thunderbolt Hunters Three Faces Of Stanley That's Stealing  |  https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-4-1-2020  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/6iYVoFgOnrk
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 9 aired live on Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 screening: Leisure Time Ussr Art For Beginners - Fun With Lines Lunchroom Goes Bananas Soopergoop Television Serves The Community Telezonia https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-3-25-2020 https://youtu.be/6yrI8H_NTaQ
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch Time 16mm Streaming Show AV Geeks Lunch 7 aired live on Monday, Mar 23, 2020 screening: Aviation Oddities Being On Time Care Of Pets Toothache Of A Clown It's Everybody's Business Let's Make A Sandwich Life With Grandpa https://youtu.be/2WRo8S6POPk https://youtu.be/2WRo8S6POPk
Topic: AV Geeks Lunch Time 16mm Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 27 aired live on Monday, Apr 20, 2020 screening: Drug Effects Graffiti-Fun Or Dumb?. Jack In The Box Communications Marijuana Not So Easy Treehouse ← Previous  |  https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-4-20-2020  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/uJfOwbT6CSo
Topics: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show, animation, graffiti, Counselor Films, Avanti Films, Gene Clark,...
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 4 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 14 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 13 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 26 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 27 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 10 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 4 20 22
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 4 5 22
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 3 22 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 3 9 22
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 17 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 7 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 3 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 10 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 29 2021
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 27 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 03 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 26 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 10 aired live on Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 screening: Alco Beat Cooking Kitchen Safety Crash Bang Boom Grapevine Great American Chocolate Factory How Much Cooperation Plastics https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-3-26-2020 https://youtu.be/SNn5jHCAMgI
Topic: AV Geeks Lunchtime 16mm streaming show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 16 aired live on Friday, Apr 3, 2020 screening: Modern Style Cutting Techniques Sniffy Escapes Poisoning Franco American Spaghetti The Golden Rule Traffic Violation Stop Verbstar ← Previous  |  https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-4-3-2020  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/vuDRHOTnNQI
Topics: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show, Franco American Spaghetti, educational film, puppets, Barr Films
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 6 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 4 28 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks (not) At The Hunt Library
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 3 10 22
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 17 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 15 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 2 10 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 28 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 1 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 21 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 14 2022
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 21 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 12 14 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 09 2021
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 12 02 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 24 2021
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 29 2021
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 27 2021
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 10 25 2021
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show AV Geeks Lunch 5 aired live on Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 screening: The Box Baked Goods Ad Is A Career In Radio Or Tv For You? The Box - Presented By Farm Family Films The Box - By M.P. Van Ackeren Half Humonoid Presentation Brown Sugar Water (Pepsi Ads) https://youtu.be/VE1_-sPEb4o https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-3-19-2020
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show AV Geeks Lunch 22 aired live on Monday, Apr 13, 2020 screening: Fallout Shelter: What Is It? Mcgruff's Guide To Personal Safety You And Office Safety Food For America Parents: Who Needs Them Magnificent Major ← Previous  |  https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-4-13-2020  |  Next AV Geeks Lunch → https://youtu.be/9CVO6tl9aWw
Topics: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show, cold war, Chris Bohn, civil defense,public safety, agriculture,...
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show AV Geeks Lunch 4 streamed live on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 screening: Todays Secretary Patterns Of Time 90 Day Wondering All Girl Melody Makers Food Doesn't Fly Commercial PSAs - Blinded Veterans Etc Are You Listening Stalked https://youtu.be/pePZ1Vm4Dvs  https://archive.org/details/av-geeks-lunch-3-18-2020
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm film Lunchtime Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 16 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 8 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 3 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 2 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 5 31 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 5 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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by Skip Elsheimer
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AV Geeks Lunch 3 31 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks At The Hunt Libray
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A/V Geeks
by Skip Elsheimer
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