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    Bellows Manufacturers North of the 49th?

    I'm looking to have the bellows off of an Ansco 8x10 replaced. I'm already aware of the various American suppliers, but was wondering if anyone knows of a Canadian company that might provide this service.

    A few years ago I had the bellows for my Super Technika V (factory) replaced by Camera Bellows, in England. Compared to the original mid 60's vintage bellows, the new stuff's a thin yet sturdy synthetic material. Very nice.

    I'm wondering what type of material the American companies use for their bellows: are they more like the original i.e. heavier/thicker/stiffer, or are any similar to what Camera Bellows offers?

    The U.S companies that I've noted as supplying replacement bellows are:

    - Universal Bellows,Freeport, NY
    - Great Western Bellows, Rancho Cucmonga, CA
    - Flexible Products in Florida (but possibly no longer in business?)
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    You might also try Richard Ritter (in Vermont) - http://www.lg4mat.net/

    Richard hasn't done any bellows for me, but the repair work he did do was very good and with a quick turnaround.

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    I just ordered one from Camera Bellows UK. They were easy to deal with, understood my requests, and they get such uniformly good reviews, I figured they were the best choice, even if it involves foreign shipping from New York.
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