ebay surprise for my Barnacks
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ebay surprise for my Barnacks

Last week I was the only eBay bidder on a NIB Watson daylight loader, which ended up costing $12. The photo in the ad showed that it came with a box labeled "Accura Tong Cutters". Google turned up no results for what that might be, but I really only wanted the loader, so I bid anyway.




When the box arrived and I opened the box containing the Accura tong cutters, this is what was inside. Now, I get it. It is for cutting the tong of the film to fit into a Barnack. Pronouncing it like Inspector Clouseau helps.
My new tong cutters are worth more than the loader, and yes I know manly men just rip the leader into shape with their teeth, but this was a pleasant surprise regardless.

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Interesting (Oh and a great find, congratulations!)

I've mentioned Accura before, they were originally Swallow or Swallow Seiki.

If you keep an eye out for them there are also reflex housings, excellent viewfinders and various nicely made extras for your Leica.
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excellent!

but be careful cutting those tongs.
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My new tong cutters are worth more than the loader, and yes I know manly men just rip the leader into shape with their teeth, but this was a pleasant surprise regardless.
Nahh--I use the scissors on my Swiss Army Executive model knife. (But if I had what you just got, I would use that! Congrats!)
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Nice score, Larry. You're due some more good fortune after previous events, I think, but this is a start at least. It's a neat period accessory that will save a little time I suspect.
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Thanks, Brett.
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