Sorry, Sal ... It's my Ebony 4x5 that has the titanium hardware, and people confuse that camera with being "old fashioned" too. But I did change quite a bit of the minor hardware on my Phillips - a distinct improvement, after a few things broke from stress. I showed the modifications to Dick and he liked them, but had already begun his his model II design anyway. I had one of his very first 8x10's, and still use it all the time. Guess I was suffering from a moment of machinist's "after image". I posted just after measuring for some key stock to modify a
piece of machinery here at work, and was thinking about too many alloys in my head at the same time, I guess. Hard to say. I have odds n'
ends of titanium on all kinds of things. There's almost nothing I don't modify except lenses per se.