So, found a nice little '8x10' planatograph lens in an old, old double plunger premo shutter and got it for, well, prett much nothing. The folks who sold it to me were laughing that I actually bought it but they didn't even know what they had. Anyways, victory for me on that one. I got home and cleaned the elements and they are crystal clear. I decided what the hell, Ill try and get the shutter working. Well, that didn't go so well. I got a few screws out of the face plate and then I was staring at what might as well have been a nuclear reactor. No clue.
At the end of all the squinting and cursing I ended up with a pile of parts but I did get the stuck shutter opened up which is good.
I don't recommend it.
By the way, anyone know anything about this lens? It looks to be a symmetrical design with three cemented elements on either end.