Fixing my Balda Baldinette's advance ball bearing

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  1. StoneNYC

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    So I picked up this neat littler German camera a Balda Baldinette, it had most of the original leather case and strap and the bellows looked good... what I didn't notice was the advance knob had completely broken off and is most likely because the ball bearings had ceased and the guy forced it and snapped the metal.

    Anyone have a spare? HAHA, like a broken one but that the advance knob is good? see...

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    I assume (and hope) the knob itself has a screw that can remove it to get to the 3 screws that hold the rotation piece in place. Once those three screws are out you can just take the piece out.

    I have turned it and its VERY hard to turn. Even if I could get the bearings lubed up, I no longer have a knob and the metal is broken so I don't have another solution besides obtaining a replacement part from some kind APUGer...

    Anyone?

    I'll take other suggestions...

    Thanks.


    ~Stone

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    If this guy can't help, knowone can. Very reputable. Knows his stuff. Maybe not for free but very, very reasonable. I've purchased a couple of his refurbished cameras. Hope this helps.
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    who's "this guy"? do you mean yourself?
     
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    One of these was my first "real" camera. It'll do a nice job for you.

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    Thanks if I can get the part..


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    *bump*


    ~Stone

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