Shutter Leaf Material

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by SteveH, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. SteveH

    SteveH Member

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    It seems that shutter leaf material is available from packard. Hopefully this can help someone out:

    http://www.packardshutter.com/

    "Metal and .035 Plastic Blades available upon request"

    As you may recal, my old folding camera shattered its blade, and had a VERY old Pronto shutter....Needless to say, I couldn't find the proper replacement anywhere. I wound up having to find a larger shutter, make a tracing of the one leaf onto the larger one, then cut it out.
    Although Im not sure what the thickness of most material is; you could get enough to make a new, matching set Im sure.

    Regards,