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    What are these? I have a set of 4. Two flat and two pointy.

    Thanks in advance,

    Marco

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    Re: Condit - What are these?

    Pin bars. You have to have a matching hole punch. You punch the edge of film, which allows you to perfectly line up more than one sheet. That's useful for masking.
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    Re: Condit - What are these?

    Of no use without a matching punch. Those aren't Condit-style anyway, but made by them to match old Kodak punches, perhaps.

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    Re: Condit - What are these?

    Drew's right about the bottom one. I have a Kodak punch and pin bar, and the bottom one looks the same. I don't know what system the top one is for.
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    Re: Condit - What are these?

    Thanks,

    Silly question, but what does the punch look like?

    Marco

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    Re: Condit - What are these?

    Think of an old three-hole metal paper punch (some people actually used these - the good Boston paper punches), except two hole. That would fairly describe Kodak punches. Modern punches look and are quite a bit more precise. The Condit system mainly used micro-pins, about 1/16" diameter, and not 1/4" or oval holes. Current punch manufacturers include Olec-Stosser and Ternes Burton; but these are for larger graphics films or plates, and also useful for alt printers. Punches and registration surfaces should be purchased at the same time, to be certain they're precisely matched. Of course, a machinist could make their own gear. Durst also had a system, but their punches are now impossible to find. I adapted my Durst carriers to my Condit punches and frames.

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