Galli Garage Sale! Compact Graflex! Antique Bokeh! #5

Discussion in '[Classifieds] For Sale' started by jimgalli, May 10, 2010.

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    I have seven pictures and they will mostly tell the story, but it'll take two posts.

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    This is a 100 year old Compact Graflex Camera.

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    The format is 3 1/2 X 5 1/2. I do not have any sheet film holders for that. What came with the camera is a roll film back that takes type 52 rolls, and a film pack adapter back. I tried to roll some 5" film but that failed. What I thought would be sweet would be to convert the film pack adapter to a collodion plate back. Very easily done I think.

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    3 more photos for you.

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    This camera is in superb shape. It has lived in it's velvet lined case for many many years.

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    It works perfectly at all of it's speeds. Mirror is clean and sharp. Lens is perfect! It is a 5X7 Bausch & Lomb Tessar 1C.

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    Never seen in this condition. $435 seems right. If not, I'll be pleased to discuss what you think it is worth. Shipping will be about $20 I think. USA shipping.
     
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    This is still available. If converted to take 4X5 holders with a Graflex back, this would make a gorgeous panoramic 3 1/4 X 5 format! Make Offers.
     
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    This is in great shape Jim, used to have one a couple years back but sold it. I am tempted....:smile:
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    Like th' old song says;

    "Give in to temptation"