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Date of my Speed Graphic to get a manual

 
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minkisi



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently acquired a Speed Graphic - serial #842182. It has a Graflex Optar Lens - f/4.7 135mm. The Kalart Rangefinder is on the side.
I want to order an instruction manual from craigcamera.com and I'm trying to find out the approximate year of manufacture. From the descriptions I've read, I'm guessing it's between 1947 and 1954.
Can anyone help?
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it has a body shutter release just below and in front of the range finder then it is a Pacemaker series and manual 193-263 (John's reprint # 900022) will be the right one.

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Gandolf



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

roughly 1948
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minkisi



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see a listing for manual 193-263 (John's reprint # 900022) on craigcamera.com (http://www.craigcamera.com/ib_graflex.htm). It looks like the one I will need is #GRA-063 for the "Pacemaker Graphics (Speed, Crown), 1948".
Thanks for your quick replies!
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.craigcamera.com/newrep.htm
Scroll down the page to the Graflex section.

OOPS! You said instruction NOT repair.

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