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    Lens board fasteners

    Can anyone tell me if the metal strips that hold the lens board in place on a Kodak 2d for example have s proper name?
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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    I believe the technical term is "doohickey":

    doo·hick·ey (ˈdo͞oˌhikē/)
    noun North American informal
    noun: doohickey; plural noun: doohickeys
    a small object or gadget, especially one whose name the speaker does not know or cannot recall.

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    Keeping up the educational trend
    Try also a "thingy" or a "wotnot"

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    slider, retainer

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyowen View Post
    Try also
    Being serious - the manuals I have access to, do not specifically identify it, but from various sources I've found the following descriptions:
    flange, clip, bracket, lens board latch
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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    If the intent is good communication with someone knowledgeable of LF camera, if you precede the noun with "lensboard retaining", that would reduce some of the ambiguity, particularly as it can vary by camera.

    My Technika uses a lensboard retaining clip at the top, while my Deardorff uses a fixed metal lensboard retaining strip at the top, combined with a sliding lensboard retaining strip at the bottom.

    Anyone knowing those two cameras would know exactly what I was referring to, while anyone without that knowledge might not be able to visualise it.

    I guess the question is: why do you want to know?

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    I have wondered about that too. I call it a lens board retainer on my wooden LF cameras. I installed one on an old Conley to get it working again.

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    I need a nickel set for a restoration and don't know what to search for.
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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    Quote Originally Posted by brucep View Post
    I need a nickel set for a restoration and don't know what to search for.
    Bruce
    OK, first options I can think of are might be to list your WTB here, or get someone to fabricate one for you e.g. Richard Ritter

    Good luck in your search.

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    Re: Lens board fasteners

    Quote Originally Posted by Len Middleton View Post
    OK, first options I can think of are might be to list your WTB here, or get someone to fabricate one for you e.g. Richard Ritter

    Good luck in your search.
    I saw them on the auction site some time ago, from Hong Kong if I remember correctly but don't know what to search for now.


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