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Jim Michael
16-Dec-2008, 17:17
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?

Rafael Garcia
16-Dec-2008, 17:37
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.

kilimanjaro1996
16-Dec-2008, 17:41
Mr. Ernest Purdum can supply high quality ones, I got some from him recently for a Packard shutter. He has rubber tubes as well.

Jim Michael
16-Dec-2008, 17:50
That was fast. Thank you.

Jim

Tracy Storer
16-Dec-2008, 17:56
http://www.packardshutter.com/

Jim Michael
16-Dec-2008, 18:03
http://www.packardshutter.com/

No way! Thanks.

timbo10ca
16-Dec-2008, 19:31
surgical tubing is nice and flexible. Ear bulb. $2 done.

Steve Wadlington
17-Dec-2008, 05:42
Harbor Freight has the bulbs in the Air Compressor and Fittings area.

Tracy Storer
17-Dec-2008, 06:20
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.

ElrodCod
17-Dec-2008, 07:36
Freestyle

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/131820-Air-Cable-Release-20-ft.?cat_id=804

Steve Hamley
17-Dec-2008, 10:43
DeGroff. Absolutely the best.

Cheers,

Steve

Jim Michael
17-Dec-2008, 18:33
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.