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2x3 series b rb mirror & date

 
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jerryg



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:40 pm    Post subject: 2x3 series b rb mirror & date Reply with quote

im doing a cla on my 2x3, and noticed the mirror has the reflective surface on top, thats not consistent to any other rb ive owned. im wondering if at some point it was flipped, though the screws have no indication of ever being removed.

could i also get a build date for this thank you
372713
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

372713 is about 100 from the end of a order for 1000 cameras listed 12/5/1945 with the next order listed 5/1946. While it is not known how fast they built the cameras its assumed they were produced within weeks of the listing and shipped out to the dealers with the next listing based on incoming orders or requests.

Graflex used both rear surface and front surface mirrors in the SLR's depending on the era in which they were made and the technology available at that point in time.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you once i removed the front plate , there is a stamping in the wood " 95 "

thank you for the information
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

95 is a production stamping likely used to keep fitted parts together during production.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you tell me the date on this 5x7 series B ? build # 101 . sn#158536
it is a pretty darn near mint camera !
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

158536 is in a batch of 150 serial numbers issued 9/1/27.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great, thank you
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