Whelp...just went to a pre estate sale for an old guy selling off his stuff
ended up with a Grover 8x10 Flatbed and extension rail and some film holders and even a lens and tripod
now..these were all stored for a while..maybe 20 years..
and they all are more or less 'fixer uppers' if you want that kind of a challenge
for instance..the camera needs a back and some of the hardware could be replaced (although it works as is).. the film holders need new tape for the hinges
the lens is a cool Wollensak triple convertible (12", 20", 25") in an Alphax shutter that appears to be fine
and the tripod is a quickset (dirty and beat up - but very usable)
I was going to list (U no where) for 150 for the camera and extension; 100 for 3 holders, the lens would be 250 and the tripod would be ..oh..75 bucks
email me if interested and I'll get some pix going and better descriptions
Thanks, DrTang, for thinking of me. It sounds like a potentially rewarding project for the right person. I'm holding out for something a bit more ready-to-go. That lens sounds intriguing though.
Meanwhile, I'm going back and forth between a few things offered to me here and one other thing on eBay.