Handsome, isn't it? The price was very reasonable, and delivery was quick.
Bert used the handle on one of his own 5x7" Press Graflices as a model. In the process, we looked at various catalogue images, and Bert checked the cameras in his possession, and we realized that there were quite a few handle styles on different models and that they were fitted individually to the camera, because the holes for the rivets on one camera would be slightly different from the holes on another of the same model.
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HANDLES AND MORE HANDLES
JAMIE GOT SEVERAL RESPONSES ON PHOTOS OF THE 5X7 HOME PORTRAIT HANDLE, AND EVEN RECIEVED THE BOTTOM LAYER OF AN ORIGINAL HANDLE!
BOTH CAMERAS WEIGH IN AT AROUND 10LBS, AND ARE PRETTY ROUGH ON HANDLES...THE ORIGINAL HANDLES WERE MADE UP WITH SEVERAL THIN LAYERS, I AM USING HEAVIER MATERIAL AS A BASE, SO MY HANDLES ARE A BIT HEAVIER, BUT I TRY TO MAKE THEM LOOK AS AUTHENTIC LOOKING AS POSSIBLE....AS A RESULT, I NOW HAVE PATTERNS FOR THE HOME PORTRAIT AND THE PRESS GRAFLEX MODELS! THE 5X7 PRESS IS A DIFFICULT HANDLE TO FAB, AND I HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH HOLE LOCATIONS....I HAVE (2) PRESS GRAFLEXES, AND THE HOLE SPACING IS JUST DIFFERENT ENOUGH, THAT THE HOLES CANNOT BE PRE-DRILLED (FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER) WITHOUT THE LID TO MATCH THE SPACING! THE HOME PORTRAIT HANDLE IS MUCH SIMPLER TO FAB, AND WITH HOLE SPACING VERIFICATION, IS NO PROBLEM!
I HAVE PATTERNS FOR SEVERAL OF THE 4X5 AND 3X4 MODEL HANDLES, AND I ALSO FAB THE SPEED CROWN HANDLES...IF NEEDED, WE CAN RESEARCH FOR INFO ON ANY HANDLE....
I HAVE THE MATERIAL IN STOCK, SO IF YOU NEED A HANDLE, LET ME KNOW!
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP AND
HAVE A NICE DAY........BERT