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davidk



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:15 pm    Post subject: Which model do I have? Reply with quote

It has the Fold-Down Infinity Stops. Does that make it an Anniversary Speed Graphic? Pacemaker Speed Graphic?

edit: Don't know why I can't post pics

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a nice looking Pacemaker Speed Graphic with the top mounted Graphic rangefinder commonly called Top Rangefinder Speed Graphic.
I cannot read the serial number on the serial number plate. I would give you a date of manufacture if I could. Look at the bottom side of the front crossmember of the rails, is there a 3 character stamp, letter-number-letter? If so its a date code applied during manufacture.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I thought using the IMG tags would allow me to post pics?

The serial is #933905

I don't know exactly what you mean by "bottom side of the front crossmember of the rails" If you mean rolling the lens rail all the way out and looking underneath the horizontal portion, is says 41 in light gray. It is not stamped into the metal, just on it. I can not feel it

The case is marked
Camera Set, Still Picture
4x5 Press Type


Stock #... Part #...
Contract AF33(600)-39387 Date of Mfd June 1959

On the bottom of the same label, it says US Property. I think this was a military camera. Does the contract number indicate it was Air Force perhaps?

I think the camera is brand new, never been used.

I say that because the camera looks new, the leather handle has no use marks, no marks other than a few burnishes from the camera case. The bellows look new, not even a spec of dust.
It came with two, new Grafmatic holders, two boxes of 3 film holders, Kodak dark cloth and Kodak release--ALL new in the original box with the original packaging and labels. Both flash reflectors look new. The flash battery tube has a few marks probably from the case.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The serial is #933905
near middle of an order for 2416 cameras listed 4/1958, next order 10/1958 followed by an order 1/1959.

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I don't know exactly what you mean by "bottom side of the front crossmember of the rails" If you mean rolling the lens rail all the way out and looking underneath the horizontal portion, is says 41 in light gray. It is not stamped into the metal, just on it. I can not feel it
41 is a manufacturing code, date coding started in 1960. It is ink stamped and most likely rub off with cleaners.

The AF in the contract number strongly suggest it was an Air Force camera.
The body is covered in Naugahyde called leatherette by Graflex. The bellows are vinyl. Any good cleaning products for vinyl can be used but Armorall is not recommended. I use windex for cleaning and Pledge Furniture polish (yellow can only) for followup treatment.

http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_4.html , save each page separately for the user manual. A verity of user and service manuals are available at http://www.southbristolviews.com/ under the Photo Related tab.

The camera definitely looks low usage.

Graflex.org > cameras > Graflex Graphic model history
http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/graphic-models.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for the info!

What is the difference between an Speed Graphic and a Pacemaker Speed Graphic?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read the Graflex Graphic models link in my previous post.
Speed graphics were made from 1912 until 1963.
Top handle, Pre Anniversary, Anniversary, and Pacemaker names were assigned to distinguish between the versions made over the years. Anniversary and Pacemaker are factory assigned designations.
http://graflex.org/graflex-products-list.html
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