One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
A good friend of mine has a shorter, lighter model he uses for his Crown Graphic. It's a gem. I especially like the leg extension tightening knobs - they're quick and simple.
My research shows F&B Ceco was at the same address later, then the head guy went west and continued either making them with rights, or had a bunch of spares because he sold them into the 1980s or later. Here are some links: http://www.theworldofcomputron.com/Work_Hist_Pg_007.htm
Owner and President Carl Porcello, ASC Associate Member and Director of Photography Local 600, has a 50 year history in the motion picture industry. In 1968 He formed F&B Ceco in California. At the time, the largest rental facility in the US. In 1975 Mr. Porcello left F&B Ceco to form CinePro. Carl sold CinePro to what is now known as PanaVision Hollywood in 1980. Then after his departure 3 years later, in 1983, he announced the formation of UltraVision, Inc.
F&B CECO used to be a camera rental facility here in New York. The camera rental part closed down more than a decade ago but CECO Studios and lighting & grip rental is still around. (F&B were the brothers' first initials and CECO is Camera Equipment COmpany).
There have been several for sale the past month, with various keywords. Here is a military model with a high buy it now: 170882371224