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I have a nice Crown Graphic that needs a new bellows (too far gone to patch). Anyone know where to buy a replacement bellows for the camera, or am I just going to give up on the old girl?
I have read from several RFFers of a gentleman in NM who has parts and experience. There is an ebay seller who will make bellows to order and another who sells kits for DIY. No need to give it up.
Try Custom Bellows in Birmingham UK - I think these are the people who make the Bulldog LF camera. Their web site still seems active as does the Bulldog camera site so I assume they are still in business. If they can't make something, they'll almost certainly know someone who can.
Thanks for the information. Other than the bellows, which appears to have been badly abused, the camera is in excellent condition.
is this a 4x5" or a 2x3" camera?
There's a guy on eBay selling bellows for the Horseman VH-R and 970 and these should fit any 2x3" Graflex too I reckon. Same guy might have them for the 4x5" camera too, not sure there. just look for Horseman bellows and you'll get there.
It's a 4x5. Someone has the bellows for a Crown "Special" for sale on eBay, but I'm not sure this would fit my standard side RF model. The Special was a later model.
You are probably better off buying a second Crown and stripping off the parts you want, then selling the rest on eBay. Some people are stupid and silly and will pay more for just the Graflock back and/or focusing hood than the entire camera.
You can, of course, buy any old replacement bellows that fits, but the frames are what is important. And don't loose those clips for holding the rear part!
As far as I know the Crown Special was a lower-price version of the regular Pacemaker Crown, so the bellows should fit.
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