New or re-silvered mirrors

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by Ian Grant, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Ian Grant

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    I've just found a company Vacuum Coatings Ltd based in London who will restore or make new front (first) surface mirrors at very reasonable prices. They are making a new mirror for my Thornton Pickard Ruby reflex which will be £16 ($25) which is very reasonable. I've opted for 2mm glass but they can supply 1.1mm.

    They expect it to be ready by Thursday which is a good turnaround.

    Ian
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    That is a good price.

    We used to have an engraver who made front panel parts for us. Whenever we asked him to make something he would say "it will be ready on Thursday". When we went to pick it up we were always told "I didn't mean this Thursday".


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    interesting, would they be able to put a new coating on those infamous Leica rangefinders such as in M3?
     
  4. Ian Grant

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    What part of your M3 do you want coating :D

    They can do lens coatings but need the elements dis-assembled.

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    Rangefinder half way mirror :cool:
     
  6. Ian Grant

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    I have a pice, if I can get it cut what size do you need. no promises though.

    Ian