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Snail Lock Replacement

 
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JA



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 am    Post subject: Snail Lock Replacement Reply with quote

How Would I find a replacement on a speed graphic snail lock
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same tension roller assembly was used from 1928 to 1946.
Any camera from this era should have the part you need.
After careful measurement the tension shaft has a 5-40 thread.
A 5-40 machine nut can be subsituted for the snail.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little off topic, but curiosity has gotten a hold of me. Were are these snail lock's located?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speed Graphics through 1946 tension knob screws onto the tension shaft and the snail screws down against the knob to prevent it from turning.
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