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Thornton-Pickard roller blind shutter

Richard Årlin , Nov 24, 2006; 04:02 a.m.

Hi, I need to build a Sinar lensboard sized "Thornton-Pickard roller blind shutter" and I am searching a drawing of the mechanics and construction. I have only been able to find photos but no drawings that I can use. Must be available out there somewhere,

Thanks, Richard

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Colin Carron , Nov 24, 2006; 08:16 a.m.

Richard, why not buy one on ebay, dismantle it and make your own drawings? They usually go for a pittance.

Frank R , Nov 24, 2006; 08:26 a.m.

I sold a baby Speed Graphic, without lens, to a guy last year on Ebay. He later told me that he removes all the extra parts and then cuts down the depth of the box to make a roller blind shutter to mount on his large format cameras.

Depends on the size of opening you need, but you can get the Speeds in 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 or a little larger in 3x4 for this use. I think the 3x4 size goes cheaper.

Randall Ellis , Nov 24, 2006; 02:18 p.m.

Lindsay books has a couple of books that detail building these types of shutters. One is titled Hasluck's Photographic Notes and the other Photographic Cameras and Accessories. My understanding is that both have plans for this type of shutter, although mine have not yet arrived (they shipped jus the other day though!). You can find his website here

http://www.lindsaybks.com/

and these specific books here

http://www.lindsaybks.com/prod/allbks.html

- Randy

Pete Andrews , Nov 27, 2006; 03:51 a.m.

Buy an old Kiev60 body and mount that on the Sinar panel. The shutter will allow lenses up to 56mm diameter to be used. You'll also get a much wider and more accurate range of speeds than a home-built "mousetrap" shutter, and, best of all, it'll take one more of those abortive Kievs out of circulation!

Richard Årlin , Nov 27, 2006; 04:51 a.m.

Thanks for the tip but I'd really like to build it from scratch and beside the lens has a 95mm diameter

Richard

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