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I have an Eastman 2D that I restored a few years ago and mounted a pneumatic shutter behind the lens board. I'm in need of the little bulb that you squeeze to activate the shutter. Anyone know of a source for these?
I found a brand new one at KEH's sidewalk sale earlier this year..they are around. I have also used an ear irrigation bulb from the pharmacy, with vinyl fish tank tubing succesfully. I covered the tubing with black gaffers' tape. Finally, the air bulb from a blood pressure sleeve should work; see if you can find a medical equipment supplier online.
Mr. Ernest Purdum can supply high quality ones, I got some from him recently for a Packard shutter. He has rubber tubes as well.
That was fast. Thank you.
No way! Thanks.
surgical tubing is nice and flexible. Ear bulb. $2 done.
Harbor Freight has the bulbs in the Air Compressor and Fittings area.
No way! Thanks.
That's right, you can buy brand new Packard Shutters and original equipment bulbs, hoses and hardware to pass it through your lensboards. How cool is that? I buy my bulbs and hoses from him.
DeGroff. Absolutely the best.
When I first restored my camera a few years ago I had a bulb from some other type of device such as some folks have suggested. The nice thing about the bulbs made for these shutters is they usually have a hole you put your thumb over that lets you control whether to leave the shutter open ("T") or not ("B"). Also the small ones such as Freestyle sells which have a mechanical adapter to allow them to work on modern cameras, they don't usually provide sufficient air volume for a Packard shutter.
Thanks for all the leads.
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