Question for a "Vitessa T" owner . . .

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  1. anon12345

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    Inside the removable back cover, on the side where the take-up spool resides, there is a long chrome bar which I believe acts as a stand/holder for a pressure plate of sorts. Mine is simply the chrome bar with two visible holes. Can someone describe what should be there, or provide an image of theirs? I only ask because as the film builds up on the take-up spool it apparently gets scratches from the chrome bar inside the cover. Electrical tape should fix this problem, but a part appears to be missing. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Mine is exactly as you describe. Run the surface of your pinky finger across the bar and see if you feel any rough edges.
     
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    Thanks Mike. That's what I hoped. That sure is a strange way to design a "bumper", if that's what I should call it. I couldn't feel any sharp edges that would be responsible for the scratches. It may have been a piece of grit, also.

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    You might want to check out those film rails and the takeup spool, the pressure plate and that small guide near the sprocket spindle. This camera has a lot of places for film to get scratched.

    And you're right -- maybe it was a piece of random grit. It might be a good idea to get some compressed air and blow out the inside of the camera thoroughly. A small paint brush also could help get into the various crevices.