F & S #8 RB Cycle Graflex bellows
I just acquired a #8 RB Cycle Graflex as part of a #8 Cirkut Camera Outfit. I'm trying to refurbish it and get it in working order.
The biggest problem is the bellows - pin holes, brittle leather and a 3" long tear in the first fold back from the lens board.
I've got the camera 99% apart for a good cleaning, metal polishing and wood restoration, but so far the bellows stump me. I don't see how they are attached in the front, other than glue, and it appears the liner was glued and nailed to the back, and perhaps the leather glued to the back under the wood strips the liner is glued and nailed to.
Anyone ever worked on one of these? Any idea how the bellows are attached, and how to remove them?
Also, I'm looking for the camera instruction manual, which seems to be extinct - any idea where I might find one?