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Graflex 4x5 RB Auto

 
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Laurent Laval



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Graflex 4x5 RB Auto Reply with quote

Hello
I'm in search for parts for a nice Graflex 4x5 RB Auto
I need one new bellows can someone tell me where I can order one
I also need to find one "screw" that hold in place the sliding support of the lensboard
and the 2 parts for the mechanism
pictures will speak for themselves sorry for my bad English









would someone have spare parts?

I would also need a genuine lensboard

Regards

Laurent
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look behind the view hood on the view hood door for the serial number, its 6 digits.
Everything on this camera is in inch, tenths, hundredths, thousands of an inch.
Use a engineers ruler or a digital caliper to measure parts. Where did the knob come from?
Do an online search for camera bellows or replacement bellows. The existing can be used as a template fr the new.

The H lever was attached to the mirror shaft with a taper pin. Being it has been drilled out and a screw put back in its place it will be impossible to
repair the existing so find a 4x5 Graflex SLR body and rob the mirror shaft
from it.
For the wind key use a pair of pliers, set the jaws on the wing of the key next
to the central shaft with the pliers extending out along the wing and gently reform the wing until its straight. Repeat for the other side. Warm it with a
soldering iron to make the reforming go easier.

Download this service info from my google drive:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1sPJkp-MdghRkRId1EwT0dpNkk/view?usp=sharing

I cannot find the dimensions for the front standard sliding lock so measure the other one if its there. Probably a 2-56 x 3/16; 3-48 x 3/16. Size, threads per inch, length.
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Laurent Laval



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for the reply,

45PSS wrote:
Look behind the view hood on the view hood door for the serial number, its 6 digits.

Where did the knob come from?


the serial number is : 141687

for the little knob, you can see on the picture where is coming from (second picture)
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

141687 is 12 from the end of an order for 200 cameras listed on 9-19-1924. Its unknown when it came off the production line as that was not recorded.

The front standard slide lock knob is brass and has a chemical darkening
applied. Earlier models were silver platted brass with the silver so thin it will
come off with metal polish. Next was gray paint that was used for a year or two.

Lens boards are 1/4 inch thick wood, Baltic Birch Plywood makes good replacement boards.

If you can access ebay usa then search for Graflex parts.
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