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Busch Pressman 6 x 9 view camera Model 4C

 
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Mysterious Mose



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Busch Pressman 6 x 9 view camera Model 4C Reply with quote

Is a Busch Pressman 6 x 9 view camera Model 4C the same as a Model C?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290715891602?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1431.l2649

I'd want to use parts from the former on my Model C, or maybe vice-versa. In particular, could I use the back, including viewer, of the former, on the latter. Alternatively, could I use the lensboard from a Model C on the Model 4C?
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK to start with the 4c is the model of the Hugo Meyer ranger finder
not the camera!!
now most parts of the Busch Pressman C will work on any Busch pressman C!!

BUT the Busch Press-Man has a different lens board & standard
the Busch Press-Man has a board & standard much like a miny speed
& the door/bed is also covered with leather TOO!!

it look likein about 1943 they change the name to Busch Pressman C
this may have been do to a pantent thing SO then

the Busch Pressman C came with two different lens boards #1 a 4 screw
{1943 to 1946} #2 a 1 screw from the top making it quacker to change
But all the other parts a much the same

then the Vue-Focus {1948 & 49}only differense from the 1 screw is the
Vue-Focus top range finder!

buy maybe 1950 it was Sears Tower as thay went Broke & Sears sold them
some as Busch Pressman C & as Tower press there were in the Sears Photographic Catalog untill 1959 when the invtory ran out!!
BUT I have never seen a Sears Tower press with the Vue-Focus


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(The eB auction has gotten away.)

The more I learn about Busch Pressman C s, the more it appears the one I have is unusual.

The lensboard is held on with two screws. Not one, not four but TWO! It is chrome. It measures 6cm x 6cm and the front standard, which holds it, must be different in order to accomodate it. Otherwise, the front standard looks the same as the one in the auction.

The back of my camera is unusual. It comes down to a Graflex "23" Graphic film holder but looks like any other Graflex 2x3 film holder could be substituted. As in the auction item, the back is held on with 4 screws, one at each corner, and the film holder or groundglass screen, is held on with two screws. The pieces so held seem to be the same in my camera and the auction camera, but the picture isn't clear enough to tell. I was hoping to use the auction item's back on my camera for groundglass focusing.

So, my camera is unusual in the lens board and the back. Otherwise it appears typical: bellows, front standard, Kalart rangefinder (which the seller says is accurate but which I haven't had a chance to verify), parallax-adjusting viewfinder and Wollensak - Rapax f/4.5 lens/shutter, body, etc.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boy I thank it when to high at $76.00

but if you need to change out the back look for a graflok 23
they can work!!
you can also use a Mamiya Revolving Adapter for RB 67 Camera
Item: 360460746127

I have done this to 2 of mine they use graflex holders!!
AND its a Revolving back!!
I use a pack film holder with a ground glass in it to focus
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="1banjo"]Boy I thank it when to high at $76.00[/quote]

I know how to win an auction, if money is no object. On this one, I wanted to nail it, first at $20, then $50, and finally $75. You'll note that I put in a maximum bid of $75 with about 30 minutes to go. That pushed the final price to $76. I didn't go in for the kill after that because it's not worth $76 or more to me.

I intend to pay more attention to getting a Busch Pressman C working to my taste after I get the processed negatives back and after I get the Century Graphic working. Right now, I'm reattaching the back to the bellows.

[quote="1banjo"]but if you need to change out the back look for a graflok 23 they can work!!

you can also use a Mamiya Revolving Adapter for RB 67 Camera
Item: 360460746127

I have done this to 2 of mine they use graflex holders!!
AND its a Revolving back!!
I use a pack film holder with a ground glass in it to focus[/quote]

I don't understand how to use a Graflok 23 back (which I have on the Century Graphic) or a Mamiya Revolving Adapter for RB 67 Camera on this atypical Busch Pressman C. I want to use groundglass for focusing and roll film for exposure. This might make more sense after I post some pictures.
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