Recomar ground glass thickness?

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  1. BobD

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    I'm restoring a Recomar 33 and now just need to replace the missing ground glass (I have the GG unit but not the glass itself) which I plan to make myself.

    Could someone tell me the thickness of the original glass? Also, was it simply rectangular or were the corners cut off, etc?

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  2. Steve Smith

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    I have had a couple of these (not Kodak but similar if not the same construction). The glass is about 2.5mm thick. I can't recall how the glass fits but the thickness shouldn't be too criticall as long as the ground side fits up against a recess which places it in the correct position. Any extra thickness of glass on the non ground side will not be an issue.


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  3. Ian Grant

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    2mm glass fits all my German 9x12 cameras. Sometimes the original glass is slightly thinner, however there's usually springs to push the ground side against the frame which will allow a variation anyway.

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    Thanks! :smile: