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    Century 8A?

    Could use some help on a couple of things. First, is this a Century 8A? If not, what is it? Second, everything works except the geared focus. The parts are all there except for the geared wheel that goes on the shaft of the adjustment knob. How can I go about finding a replacement? The diameter of the shaft is about 1/4" and the track has 14 teeth per inch. Thanks!
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    Re: Century 8A?

    hi
    your camera doesn't look like an 8A ( or it might just be the way you photographed it ? )
    http://www.historiccamera.com/cgi-bi...et&app_id=1462
    not sure where you can get parts for your century, I have an 8A and have been looking for parts on and off for 15+ years
    with no luck at all.
    good luck !
    John
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    Re: Century 8A?

    Is the lensboard area 9" or 10" square?

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    Re: Century 8A?

    McMaster-Carr.
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    Re: Century 8A?

    Jim, the lensboard is 10#.

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    Re: Century 8A?

    Mark, I'm pretty sure there will be a pinion available from McMaster-Carr that will work with the rack. I just have to figure out which one! Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Century 8A?

    John, Looks like some of the photos of Centurys online. The molding in the front. the knurled knobs in the back--although others seem to have a wood, not brass, central track lock. The back also has the raised piece at bottom that, the back's groove fits into. The back tilt and swing seems the same. What doesn't match with yours? Hmmm. Thanks, Scott

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    It is an 8a. My pinion has 21 teeth

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    Re: Century 8A?

    That is very helpful Jim. I had ordered a 20 tooth .25" bore pinion as a guess. Any idea what's the right pitch?Click image for larger version. 

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