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Retina restorer?
Old 05-08-2007   #1
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Retina restorer?

My coworker wants his dad's old Kodak Retina camera restored.
I haven't seen it; I'm not sure which model it is. He thinks it dates from around 1939.
He says it is in poor condition, but again I have no details.

He'd like it to be restored to "like new" cosmetic and functional condition.
He says price is no object. (?)

Is there anyone out there who specializes in these things?
Recommendations appreciated...

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Old 05-08-2007   #2
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Chris is the one you want..

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Old 05-09-2007   #3
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Too bad George Mrus is gone... he was a Retina wizard.
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Quote:
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Too bad George Mrus is gone... he was a Retina wizard.
Yes, I have a IIa that he restored and it is a jewel.
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United Camera Repair, 3830 14th Avenue, Rock Island IL 61201 309-786-0950 has done work for us for many years - like 40. They are very good, reasonable as these things go now, and handle almost anything from projectors, older cameras to digital stuff.
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Chris is the one you want..

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~Srawhiti/
Yeah I agree, I dealt w Chris about 2 yrs back.
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