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  1. #11

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Got another one this weekend, what a beaut!


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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Very nice!

    But do they all still work!?

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Some of them do; at least THEY SOUND ACCURATE! Oh, sorry....sarcasm from another thread!

    Volutes are funny, they often don't work well, but work a little. For example, the 3 second setting? Why bother, I can remove a lenscap or open and close on T for 3 seconds counting in my head (wetplate experience). So when you try the 1-3 second settings, they often will be slow. They work on pneumatic plungers, and you can clean those out. But they also have to open then close the isis just to the F-stop setting you chose. I.E., if you set at F8, when you trip the shutter it opens partially, to the F-8 amount of hole, then closes. There is just one set of leaves. Those leaves have to run very clean, but are often dusty or whatever. I've had some luck cleaning them externally, but have been reluctant to open a Volute up to see how to clean the inside. If I did that, I'm sure they would run fine, as my good ones do. Like any shutter, they sometimes need cleaning, but I don't think the parts break - just get dirty. They are well over 100 years old now, and are precision instruments.

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Got another one with a nice Cooke lens. Come on, show yours if you have them!


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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    I have one, it is magnificent. Works perfectly at all speeds including 3 seconds.

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    I saw a good working one over at Mark's the other day, so I figured some of them should! This new one seems too also. Close enough for Government work, eh?

  7. #17

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    That's all I do.

    I have that Cooke 8" not in Volute.

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    From c.1910, with a dandy Velostigmat lens!


    Kent in SD
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    Die Gedanken sind Frei

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    Re: Show your Beautiful Volute Shutters

    Here's my stash, the top row middle one is a donor, they all work, the big "Galute" with the tessar
    is a little sticky on T and B need to go in and see what's going on.
    One of these days I'll find a mid sized one.

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