B&L 5x8 Zeiss Tessar 1b, where to get mounting flange?

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  1. j-dogg

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    I have a super-clean Bausch&Lomb Zeiss-Tessar 1b 5x8 barrel lens, that came off a 5x8 Graflex. It does f/32 and appears to be a 210mm. I want to mount it to a 4x4 lens board for my 5x7 but can't seem to find a mount flange. It will look something like this

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bausch-Lomb...99273598?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item540745e37e

    My lens is almost identical to that one but is a 5x8. The glass elements are super-clean and the whole thing was serviced before I bought it.

    The lens definitely covers 5x7 I've freelensed it in front of the ground glass and the image it makes is nothing short of glorious.
     
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    SK Grimes is the usual recommendation.
    Not cheap though.
     
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    I paid 50 for the lens if I can find the flange I'd be willing to pony up to use it properly.

    It's a great piece of glass.
     
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    You might try Jim Galli, he does a lot with older lenses & stuff.
     
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    Can you take a measurement of the outside threads on the lens? One of us may have an old flange that will work for you.