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Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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The patent oyster opener strikes again
Old 09-29-2016   #1
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The patent oyster opener strikes again

I could now eat half a dozen oysters and open each one with a different patent oyster opener... This madness has to stop eventually.

What are your feelings on illustrating pieces like this?

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What are your feelings on illustrating pieces like this?
Dear Roger,

your illustration is brilliant, the problem is: many of the pieces in question look REALLY frightening!
Some really weird dystopian/horror/science fiction novels/movies/tv shows come to mind!

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Dear Alexander,

Oh, dear. I may feel a short story coming on...

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Is there a Patent Oyster to go with the opener?

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Is there a Patent Oyster to go with the opener?

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Dear Stephen,

No. This is the problem, as mentioned in the links. I think that some of them may work only with patent oysters.

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I think that some of them may work only with patent oysters.
Do these patent oysters certainly need one of these SCARY openers?



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I always wanted a Rolex until I went into a Rolex dealer with a view to buying one, and found out what the servicing cost. I think it's annual and without it the "perpetual" guarantee doesn't apply.

So I stuck with the Omega Seamaster 30 my father bought me in 1968... I'm still wearing it, though I had to have a new mainspring fitted 18 months ago.

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Don't forget to pick up a steel mesh glove and use it.
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That first oyster opener looks more like Neptune's nosepick...
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Dear Willie,

What, the watch? Or the opener?

I already have a stainless steel chain mail gauntlet, but with the new wooden oyster sabot, I don't feel the need of it anything like as much. It was ten euros, along with a stainless steel apron, at a vide-grenier. The gloves alone are over 50€ (call it $55, 45) new. I bought it mainly for getting the skin off whole air-dried hams.

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That first oyster opener looks more like Neptune's nosepick...
Well spotted. After all, what does the inside of an oyster look like...?

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