Nikor 4x5 Spring Band Request.

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  1. Grif

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    Could I talk somebody into taking the spring band from their 4x5 nikor tank and tracing it edge wise on paper and posting it with a couple of measurement points? Just got the long term loan of a tank in really good shape, but the band is gone. Or/and,,, has anyone used the tank without the spring band, or by using a rubber band or something else? I'm not too bad with metal work, and have a friend with a lot of machine shop and sheet metal experience, and access to stanless sheet of various thinesses, so I'm really not worried about making one myself.
     
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    The Nikor band is not flat, it has a sawtooth profile to help hold the negs in the slots better so the tracing will not get you a true size.
    Most folks who are missing the band use a rubber band with no adverse effects.
     
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    I'll give the rubber band a try.