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What film holders for late Graflex Crown.

 
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Rob.B



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: What film holders for late Graflex Crown. Reply with quote

Hi.

I think earlier today I posted a similar question (of sorts) in the wrong area, sorry!

Anyway I have a Graflex Crown late'ish model, top rangefinder, Sr No 945274. I assume the back is a graphlock but having never actually seen one I can't be sure.

The problem is I have no film holders. So what do I look for? I also have a Mk1 View and I know the film holders from that unit don't fit.

Any help appreciated.

Rob.B
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C. Henry



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your Crown is a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 you need "Graphic Film Holder Type 5" or compatible ones from Fidelity, Lisco or other manufacturers. Another name for the Graflok back is " International Back".
I assume but am not certain that the same would apply to the larger late model Speed & Crown Graphics.
Be careful about the size as pictures on the auction site can be deceptive!

C. Henry
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C. Henry wrote:
If your Crown is a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 you need "Graphic Film Holder Type 5" or compatible ones from Fidelity, Lisco or other manufacturers. Another name for the Graflok back is " International Back".
I assume but am not certain that the same would apply to the larger late model Speed & Crown Graphics.
Be careful about the size as pictures on the auction site can be deceptive!

C. Henry
Per the mythical and incomplete serial number book 945274 is a 4x5. And the OP wrote top RF Crown.
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Rob.B



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a 5x4, thats for sure. If the back is "International Back" compatiable then I shouldn't have too much of an issue. But it's the "if" in the above statement that I'm not sure about.

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Billy Canuck



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your Graphic has the top-mounted rangefinder it was made in 1955 or later, which means it indeed has the Graflok or International back. This makes it simple -- the standard 4x5 film holders, easily available, will fit.
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Rob.B



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Canuck wrote:
If your Graphic has the top-mounted rangefinder it was made in 1955 or later, which means it indeed has the Graflok or International back. This makes it simple -- the standard 4x5 film holders, easily available, will fit.


Cheers, that was what I wanted to hear. Thanks to all (on both threads) for the help and advice.

Rob.B
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