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xmishx



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject: 887067 Reply with quote

I am trying to find information out about what I thought was a Speed Graphic, but on some of the online Serial Number Identifying resources, it lists as a Crown. Does anyone have a more definitive resource that may give some details about this camera?

Thanks,

Ted
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the time s/n 887067 was issued (8/20/53) Graflex was using the same batches of serial numbers for Pacemaker Crown Graphics and Pacemaker Speed Graphics. The serial number you have carries no information about which model camera it belongs to. The only thing that can be said about it is that it was assigned to a 4x5 press camera.

If you want to know which model the camera is, look at it. Speeds have a focal plane shutter, Crowns don't.
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hsandler



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your camera has a wind up key on the right hand side like this linked photo, then it has a focal plane shutter and is a Speed; otherwise it's a Crown.

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xmishx



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I am aware of the body types, but was uncertain the seller knew what he was selling. Turns out it is indeed a Speed Graphic, with a 135 Optar lens, a whole bunch of decent holder and a case.[/img]
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