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Shutter Curtain Blues

 
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office888



Joined: 19 Feb 2004
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Location: Southwest Michigan

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I finally received the Series B Graflex today, the one mentioned in the previous post "Ebay Series B".

Quote: "The bellows, hood, and shutters seem to be in good condition"

Bellows: Ripped entirely from the camera. I might be able to make my own and repair it.

Hood: Mint condition..Didn't lie about that part.

Shutter: The Curtain is ripped from the top part. Just me barely touching it caused a few bits to distegrate into dust.

Does anyone know of a person who could repair the shutter? I might be able to do the bellows, but the springs and inner workings of the curtain shutter makes it far too hard for me.

Edit 1:
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/anirich888/my_photos
for pictures

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[ This Message was edited by: office888 on 2004-08-06 10:27 ]
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disemjg



Joined: 10 Jan 2002
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Location: Washington, DC

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice top handle, too.

Try your very best to patch and repair the bellows unless it is really hosed.

Lucky on the hood.

The shutter may be easier than you think; they are quite simple mechanisms. Assuming that you are mechanically inclined and curious, take the back off and study it before you pay a ton to have someone fix it for you (after you find someone willing to do it).
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bertsaunders



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Location: Bakersfield California

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have complete instructions for fabrication of cloth shutters, and blurb on what and where to buy materials needed!
email me at
bsaunders1@bak.rr.com
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office888



Joined: 19 Feb 2004
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Location: Southwest Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the shutter curtain was at the top roller. The curtain broke and distengrated in the middle of the first slit. Got any suggestions of people I could send my camera to?

Edit 1:
Also, a price estimate

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