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    Lens spanner wrench

    Who sells a good one? I had one made by the late Stephen Shuart, but it has disappeared somewhere in my travels. They are useful tools.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Rodenstock/Linos, works on Copal, Compur, Prontor 0, 1 and 3 shutters. Fits your shirt pocket, but does not work with recessed areas on the back of boards.

    When did Stephen die? I used to sell him quite a bit of the items he sold.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    I bought one from S K Grimes recently. It is more flexible than the flat sheet styled ones. The ones that S K Grimes sells are heavy duty, and will fit retaining ring widths from 4-3/4 inch to the smallest.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    I'm happy to report that Stephen Shuart is still around - I purchased a ground glass from him just this week. He's on Cape Cod now, no longer in Pennsylvania, and does business primarily through eBay.

    Re spanners, I use a matched pair of SK Grimes spanners - one pointed tip, one flat tip.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Yes S K Grimes spanners point and flat tip the best.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Quote Originally Posted by archphotofisher View Post
    Yes S K Grimes spanners point and flat tip the best.
    Unless you apply either to a large and difficult ring. I bent both of his spanners in an attempt. Perhaps they have changed the alloy since.
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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Thanks, all. I remember Mr. Shuart from Shutterbug ads in the pre-internet days. Glad to hear he's still alive and kicking.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sampson View Post
    Thanks, all. I remember Mr. Shuart from Shutterbug ads in the pre-internet days.
    I wonder how many of us there are from the pre-internet era. I am one.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    I wonder how many of us there are from the pre-internet era. I am one.
    Me too, by a long way.

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    Re: Lens spanner wrench

    me too, shutterbug was a wonderful source.

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