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4X5Photograffer



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Help Identifying Reply with quote

I recently purchased this speed graphic, to do more large format. I am also looking to find more about it.












Here is what I know:
the last patented date is NOV 15 '10

I don't know where the serial is located, and could find an info on that location.
Any help would be great!
Thank you
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a Pre Anniversary Speed Graphic.
The optical view finder is from a Pacemaker Graphic, not original to the camera.

The lens is in a Dial Set shutter, I cannot make out the brand.

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I don't know where the serial is located, and could find an info on that location.

The location has been stated before in several post and here it is again;
With the front standard fully retracted into the body and bed open turn the camera upside down and look at the bottom side of the body top, it will be ink stamped on the left. You may need a small flashlight to see it clearly.

Edit: http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_18.html
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help.
That is great info. here is a picture of the serial, I look at and see several numbers. ( a second or third, .... pair of eyes would be helpful)

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The front visor frame was changed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only listing containing the existing numbers in their order assigned to 4x5 Speed Graphic is 199223 in 2 quarter 1937.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remarkable.. well done.. without the know how, and the ability of the internet, the chances of getting a date for this is would be impossible.
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