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    Squeezy Bulb

    I just got a vintage 1887 Prosch Duplex lens & shutter. It's a ~8 inch rapid rectilinear lens with wheel stops. I calculated it to be f8. I think I figured out how to operate the shutter. A squeezy bulb came with it, but it's likely older than I am. Where can I get a new bulb for this lens, and rubber tubing? Surely someone sells it. It's a cool lens. I can't wait to mount it on my Chamonix 045n. Anyone have any idea what the three shutter speeds are? I'm guessing 25-50-100.


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    ask freestyle -- or b&h perhaps.

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    Maybe a replacement blood pressure bulb from a medical equipment company or large drug store.

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    you could get a modern air bulb release shutter cable and take the bulb off... there's one going in the classifieds right now for $20, Kaiser or something. or maybe a turkey baster with an air fitting tapped into the end?
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    Sole bulbs of various sizes made from PVC and rubber quite similar to those from bulb release attachments are available via a chemicals/lab supplier.
    Last edited by AgX; 01-26-2013 at 04:00 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    You might try : ( http://www.packardshutter.com/ ). They might have what you need.

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    I rigged up a temporary makeshift airbulb set-up using a baby nose aspirator and a piece of automotive vacuum tube. Total cost was about $3. It's not pretty but I've been using it for the last 6 or 8 years.



 

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