The leather handle on my Kodak 5x7 2D was really quite decrepit, and I was afraid it might break. I found a source for new handles, Brettuns Village. http://www.brettunsvillage.com/trunk...ts/handles.htm . Scroll down to Sewing Machine and Typewriter Handles, TH-16. These handles are $6/ ea, post paid. I replaced the split rivets holding the brackets with 2-56 brass machine screws.