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ABLON, the film trimming template

James Turner , Jun 25, 2002; 03:49 p.m.

Can anybody confirm that Leitz made more than one version of the ABLON, as I have seen on advertised described as the "later type".

I had one many moons ago which did the job well enough - but don`t know which version it might have been. What are the differences, and how can we pursuade collectors from hoarding them :-)

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Josh Root , Jun 25, 2002; 04:07 p.m.

There is at least one person/company making new copies of the leica film trimmer. They show up on ebay frequently.

Paul Hart , Jun 25, 2002; 04:17 p.m.

According to the Leica Accessory Guide (2nd Ed) there are 3 versions: the first, with a square end; the second, with a rounded end; and the third, squared off again. For the avoidance of doubt, as there are two ends, this seems to refer to the thin end!

Nigel Bowley , Jun 25, 2002; 04:26 p.m.

Yes, the earliest was in nickel with a square end, then in chrome with a square end, then chrome with a curved end.

See here: http://www.kbcamera.com/ablon.htm

Fieldgrass & Gale had an Exc+ one recently for £39. I nearly bought it; wish I had.

The Classic Camera have currently got a Mint- one for £125!

Who is the firm making new ones? Sounds interesting.

Nigel

Steve Hoffman , Jun 25, 2002; 04:36 p.m.

I did an Ebay search. Here is one for $35.00:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1361899544

James Turner , Jun 25, 2002; 04:49 p.m.

three different versions ? Wonder what the curve was all about....

Guess I`ll head for the nickel one after all, which I located the other day @ 42GBP (+ 17 !) for UPS to ship it across the North Sea.

Anthony Oresteen , Jun 25, 2002; 05:36 p.m.

A few months ago I bought the reproduction mentioned by Steve on ebay. It was a bit pricey but I'm very satisfied. Last week I found my old one from 1981. It was a cheap no-name aluminum one. The one offered by Mark Hama on ebay is much much better.

BTW, Mark Hama is the BEST Yashica Mat repair person in the USA.

Nigel Bowley , Jun 25, 2002; 07:45 p.m.

Wonder what the curve was all about …

I _think_ the curve is about the shape at the end of the film; whether the cut is straight (as in the picture at http://www.kbcamera.com/ablon.htm), or curved around like the shape of films as bought.

Can anyone confirm this?

Chad Hahn , Jun 25, 2002; 08:22 p.m.

To think that I have been using the sissors on my Swiss Army Knife to cut from the leader back four inches on the film.

Art Karr , Jun 25, 2002; 09:33 p.m.

Nigel:

That would be Template

Sorry Nigel, this was just a little practice

Art


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