I have one film holder that repeatedly gives me a problem that I hope you can solve. The film holder is marked 7x17 AWB ENT. 1995.
When I unload the film holder after a shoot the 7” side of the film, away from the notch, is always stuck in the small wooden flap. It is the same for either side. None of the image is lost. It is really more of an annoyance than a problem. Removing the film from the slot in the small wooden flap requires extra touching of the film and I worry about grease from my fingers on the image.
I have eleven other 7x17 film holders that do not have this problem so I am fairly sure it is not an operator error: AWB ENT. 1997, AWB ENT. 2001, AWB ENT. undated, three Lotus, two Great Basin, two Sandy King and a no name purchased on eBay.
Thank you for your thoughts.