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    Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    Anyone replace their bellows on this camera? Mine has a double bellows, both of which require replacing.

    Looking for several resources who would make replacements.

    Also, I don't see any screwed-in bellows frames like my Deardorff S11 has. The Ansco bellows looks glued in place. Any tips for removal of the old and attaching a new bellows?

    Thank you for any info.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    I'm pretty sure that they're screwed in from the inside of the bellows.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    I don't see ay sign of screws anywhere. If your No. 5 has screwed in bellows frames, can you please post a picture where they are visible?
    Many thanks.


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    I'm pretty sure that they're screwed in from the inside of the bellows.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    Ah, that's helpful.
    Previous owner slathered some thick black repair paint over the inside frames, totally obscuring the head of the screws.

    Any ideas for bellows replacement, Peter?

    Thanks



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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    I would use either: Note Bitdefender tells me there's a problem with their site.

    http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

    or in the USA:
    https://dynatect.com/product/protect...ustom-bellows/

    I"ve used Custom Bellows a couple of times. The bellows are excellent, the price is fair, and the bellows arrived quickly. They were the OEM maker for a bunch of very well-known brands.

    Others here have reported good results with Rudy on ebay.
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    Thx Peter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter De Smidt View Post
    I would use either: Note Bitdefender tells me there's a problem with their site.

    http://www.custombellows.co.uk/

    or in the USA:
    https://dynatect.com/product/protect...ustom-bellows/

    I"ve used Custom Bellows a couple of times. The bellows are excellent, the price is fair, and the bellows arrived quickly. They were the OEM maker for a bunch of very well-known brands.

    Others here have reported good results with Rudy on ebay.

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    Re: Resources Needed for Ansco No. 5 8x10 Studio Camera Bellows Replacement

    I also vote Custom Bellows UK. They made replacement bellows for my Ebony 4x5 last year. Excellent product, reasonably priced and easy to work with. Turn the “Way back machine” on and they made bellows for Kodak folding cameras and Gandolfi Cameras.

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