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    Retaining ring for Automatic Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Hi, I finished repairing an 8x10 Automatic Wollensak Rapid Symmetrical lens with a PAT. 1901 for a future 8x10 camera project but it is missing the retaining ring to install it on a lens board.

    Does anybody know where I could find one or what to look for?

    My mini watchmaker caliper is too small to check the dimensions but I used a ruler and the outside diameter where the retaining ring is screwed on seems to be about 62 mm.
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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    In lieu of finding one, you can always use the old ring-clamp trick. I cut down sewer connecters from Home Depot so I don't scratch the barrel.
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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    SK Grimes' website has great flange info under their "production" sub-category.
    Since it's a Wollensak shutter,
    check alphaxbetax.com for more info.
    Lots of great info!

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Dugan View Post
    SK Grimes' website has great flange info under their "production" sub-category.
    Since it's a Wollensak shutter,
    check alphaxbetax.com for more info.
    Lots of great info!
    Thanks, I will check that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    In lieu of finding one, you can always use the old ring-clamp trick. I cut down sewer connecters from Home Depot so I don't scratch the barrel.
    As a matter of fact, I am seeing a plumber tomorrow morning, I should ask him if he can help with my lens. lol

    No seriously, that's a good idea if I can't find better, thank you.

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Given the age and size of the lens, it's more likely to be a flange than a retaining ring. The difference being the flange would be mounted with screws to the front of a (most often) wooden lens board, and a retaining ring would go behind the lens board to clamp the lens to the board. While it may be possible to find a flange that fits, it is more likely that you'll end up having to have one made. While not the only game in town doing this service, SK Grimes is your best bet for getting it done, right, the first time.

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    https://customphototools.com/

    Makes all kinds of retaining rings, adapters, for very reasonable prices.

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Thanks Scott. I'm French and new to large format but "flange" is the word I was looking for.

    I've found a few on Ebay that seem to have the right size but they cost more than what I paid for the lens. I think I will wait.

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    T.Fabry : the link provided by Bernard_L is really a good place to go !
    good quality, good service

    I'm french to...

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    Re: Retaining ring for Wollensak 8x10 Rapid Symmetrical lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael77 View Post
    I'm french too...
    So am I. Looks like all the French buy their rings and adapters in Portugal.

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