Thanks for the welcome! Nice to know there are a few mechanical camera users in the area!

As it turns out, a little lighter fluid loosened the shutter of my H1a and amazingly it now works perfectly... I ran some fluid (sparingly) along the shutter curtain tracks and repeatedly worked the shutter; that did the trick! The Heiland H1 needs more help however. I was able to get the 2nd curtain to slide some to the left, but it's still verrrry slow and never completes the journey without help. I may be paying a visit to Pro Photo on 'I' Street NW some time soon to get their opinion/estimate. You have an excellent website also! Another one of the projects on my list.