Quote Originally Posted by HPorter
I would be interested in the source of the new bellows as well. This thread made me curious about using my Autographic 3A. I found that using the cap off of a bottle of cologne (1-1/4" tall) as a spacer on top of a 120 roll, works real well. Keeping the film aligned at the bottom of the camera body lines up the numbers on the paper backing perfectly. I fooled with it enough to see that lining up every multiple of 3, keeps the frames spaced well.

I just developed the film I ran through the camera today. The negs are very dense. I have a feeling the shutter speed is well off on the rapid recitlinear. It is an old Kodak ball bearing shutter. I will have to try it with my shutter tester to see.
I believe, in effect, you've gotten a fixed 1.25" rise built into this setup. Not that that's a bad thing...you should be able to shoot straight ahead and get reasonably straight buildings.

As to the shutters: Every one of these old shutters I've used has run at one speed for all of the marked "instantaneous" speeds, generally the slowest one. You might try a few frames using that assumption to see if your shutter is at least perdictable. Also, you can get a CLA on a LF shutter for a good price. Check out http://www.flutotscamerarepair.com/

Be well.