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What type of rangefinder does your Graflex have?
Kalart
88%
 88%  [ 15 ]
Hugo Meyer
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Graflex Top Rangefinder
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
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Ronrut B



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Camera Handle Reply with quote

Hello,

I was wondering where I could buy a leather strap for the right side of my Pacemaker Crown Graphic. Also, what year was mine made? Its serial number is 928062. It has a kalart rangefinder.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will the list has 929599 crown as a 1958 SO looks like you may have a 1957
if you have the Graflex Handle Lugs Cataloge 2756

Ebad Vintage NOS Graflex Handle Lugs Cataloge 2756 New Boxed Very Rare
Item: 180856253263

any strap the will go in can work
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Ronrut B
just so you know the rangerfinder was always an Otion AND could be add at any time

Post-war production brought coated lens and lenses in shutters, body release, folding infinity stops. Side mounted rangefinder replaced by top rangefinder on 4x5" Graphics in 1955.

so it looks like some one add it on yours as it would have been goten with the
top rangefinder & then had the side rangefinder then add

and some people did not like the top rangefinder

how in 1958 was the NEW Super Graphic & soon the Super Speed the rangefinder was not an Otion any more as it was made in to the camera
to start with
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Handle Reply with quote

I have the lugs, but I would like an original strap. Does anyone make/sell them? Whoever converted it was smart, because the kalart is better, and I cant even tell it was modified! It's a good camera. Thanks for the help!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was wondering where I could buy a leather strap for the right side of my Pacemaker Crown Graphic.

http://mpex.com/ use to carry a replacement handle, call them or visit your local shoe/saddle repair shop and inquire about having one made.

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what year was mine made? Its serial number is 928062.

Late 1957.

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It has a kalart rangefinder.

I had a 1956 Speed with a Kalart. There have been a few post in the past about post 1955 cameras with side rangefinders.
A camera could be special ordered to suit the photographers request. If there are no holes on the top of the camera where the top rf was removed then it is factory.
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1banjo



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will iTs not realy modified as a new Kalart rangefinder
come with a template that you taped in place & drilled
5 holes just like they did at Graflex or at Busch
Now I just undressed a Century Graphic its molded
plastic-bodied just under the leatheret the holes are
all there for puting on Handle Lugs & /or Kalart
rangefinder you just have to drill them all the way
though as they are about 1/2 way though
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know the plans for the strap? I know someone who could make one. Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any 1" strap 12" to 16" long
on my century is 15" its 3 layers as it is now
the two ends of the strap has snaps about 3/4" apart so that it
can be adjusted to fit you
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible for you to send me a picture of it in a PM? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes when I can find them all I have some out of leather
some web straping & one is made out Velcro its not rocketsince
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now are you thanking about one off of an older camera?
for making one of them you have to take off the lugs
and have them sewn on to the lugs
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking for one for a Pacemaker Crown Graphic. Do you think this would work? http://lommen9.home.xs4all.nl/orderform/shopping%20site/belt%20and%20buckle.html
Thanks for your help, anyways!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes on you 1950 would have had a plastic strap

ANY 1" belt or strap will work if it will go into the lugs
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this site out, scroll down.. third item..

http://lommen9.home.xs4all.nl/
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