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    Source for MPP parts?

    I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on sources for small parts. I've recently decided to try some large format shooting and picked up an MPP Mk VIII from a local used camera shop. The camera is in nice shape for its age and seems to work well. One thing I'd like to fix is a missing hand strap. It's easy enough to get a small leather belt made but the camera is missing its upper belt mounting bracket. Anyone know of a source for MPP parts or know of anyone who might be parting one out?

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    Re: New to LF - looking for some small parts

    I can't help you directly but perhaps I can point you to help.

    This site has many resources. One that's a little hidden is a link in the first post of this https://www.largeformatphotography.i...mainly)-lenses discussion. That link will take you to a list of links that includes one to the MPP users group, where there may be someone who can help you.

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    Re: New to LF - looking for some small parts

    The MPP site is https://web.archive.org/web/20110524...ppproducts.htm. For a workhorse camera, consider bending a bracket out of heavy wire.

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    Re: Source for MPP parts?

    Or https://mppusers.co.uk/wordpress/ for current members. Most MPPs were sold in the UK (they were made in Kingston, Surrey, not that far from where I was born), so that's your main source for parts. The VIII is a nice camera. If you are shopping for lens boards bear in mind that MPP VII and earlier ones will not fit.

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    Re: Source for MPP parts?

    Thanks all. Looking like I may have to make one. Fortunately I have the bottom one as a template. I'm a member of our local makerspace and they have a well-equipped metal shop with the necessary saws, drill presses and mills so I'm hopeful I can get close to original spec.

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    Re: Source for MPP parts?

    Screws are likely all BA sizes - what else on a British design from the early 1960's? When I needed to source a few for my MPP VII I had to go to a UK model engineer/model railway supplier.

    If it helps, this is what the strap mount on my MPPVII looks like:
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    The interior fastening is black nuts, so the holes are not threaded.

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