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Plastic strap & bellows?

 
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PhilW



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:36 am    Post subject: Plastic strap & bellows? Reply with quote

My new (1954) Pacemaker Speed Graphic 2x3 is fitted with a black plastic strap. It looks the same design as the leather one on my Century.

Does anyone know if this is the original strap or an aftermarket?

Also the PSG bellows are black plastic.

The bellows don't look too bad aesthetically - but the strap is awful and detracts from the overall look and quality...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Download: https://graflex.org/manuals/23-Pacemaker-Speed-and-Crown-Graphic.pdf
Use the 45 service manual for the 23 if you need instructions.
https://graflex.org/manuals/45-Pacemaker-Speed-and-Crown-Graphic.pdf

The handle should be leather, the bellows should be vinyl.
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PhilW



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the download parts pdf

On page 5 it lists the handle (24) with what appears to be 2 different options. One leather and one plastic...
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