Fixing a Bilora Bella

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by delta3830, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. delta3830

    delta3830 Member

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    I just bought a Bilora Bella from an antique warehouse, but its in rough shape!
    Seems to be some kind of spring missing from the shutter mechanism- and the shutter doesn't fire even when I try to do it manually (pressing the little hooky thingy with my finger inside the camera). i really don't know anything about camera repair, so anything would be helpful! Is there anywhere I could get more information on how everything should work etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/bilora_bella.pdf

    Here is the manual , I found a 66 and 3C models at the google , same or not , I dont know the brand name of the shutter also. Tell us what is written for the producer of the shutter ? And if there is a shutter serial number , give it to us also , Someone with a 50s catalogs could help.

    Here are the wonderful sites , bottom ones are for idea also.

    http://www.daniel.mitchell.name/cameras/index.php
    http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-55.html
    http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/messages/13061/10569.html?1194277522
    http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/messages/2/24166.html?1334015922

    Welcome to APUG and good luck , send some photos during repair and someone would like to help you.

    Umut