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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Even if the focal plane shutter does not work...

    Most importantly is that the lens and its shutter is in good shape. There's no reason why that camera can't be brought back into service.

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Oh what I'm mixing that up with the lens
    It does not have a focal plane shutter. Or that I saw

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    The two gizmos on the right side of the body control the focal plane shutter. It is probably in the "O", or open, position. But unless the shutter was removed your camera has one. Get a copy of the book mentioned earlier. No more than $10 or so if you shop around. That has good description of all the features and how to operate.

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Correct. But if you don't want to wait, I'm sure there are instruction on Graflex.org

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Is that a flash unit in your picture of the box? If it is, you can sell it and you have a free Speed Graphic.

    Cool camera for $100. They look beautiful stripped and polished.

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    One way to fix pinholes in a Graphic bellows is to extend the bellows and thoroughly scrub artist's black liquid acrylic paint into any corners or crevices that have pinholes with an old soft toothbrush. Wait a few hours before compressing the bellows. I suspect you have a camera that can be brought back to good working condition, but not pristine appearance.

    That Singer RH10 is a late model roll film for the Graflok back on a smaller Graphic camera, not the 4x5 Graphic back that you have. Unless you anticipate a future need for a small Graphic camera or any other roll film camera that may accept the same holder, sell it and recoup a nice chunk of your investment.

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Keep it, clean it, glue down the leatherette, read the manual, and use it!

    It's in better shape than some I've restored. And please do not strip it down. Kills the historic value...

    Oh, and the "read the manual" part? look here:
    http://www.southbristolviews.com/pic...icmanuals.html

    The Anny manuals are about a third of the way down...

    And what everyone else has said about using it! ;-)

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    Kayla -- Both the operating and the repair manuals Rich links to in the above site are valuable. There is still much more information in Graphic Graflex Photography that these manuals don't cover.

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    Re: Restoring Speed Graphic 25060

    There is usually some beautiful wood hidden under the leather. Many folks have stripped off the dried leather to reveal the wood then worked with it to make the beauty come through.

    John Minnicks restores Graflex cameras. He is on Facebook. See if he has any information on the subject.
    https://www.facebook.com/john.minnicks?fref=ts

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