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Bolex Rex 4 loop formers screw H16 parts

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#1 Beau House

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 11:46 PM

Hello all.

 

I'm looking for advice on how to find replacement parts for a Bolex Rex 4.

 

I recently bought an underutilized kit and have been cleaning it up and trying to get it running again. It's in fairly decent shape, but I discovered that the screw for adjusting the position of the lower loop former is missing. I know it'd be best to send the camera to a technician for a proper overhaul, but my budget is low and it would be expensive relative to the cost of the kit. It'd be a shame to end up not using it because of something so small.

 

A side note to the contributors here: I've been a lurker on this forum for awhile and have learned a lot reading through old threads. Thanks for that - and for any input you may have on this topic.

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 04:48 AM

I'm sure a light engineering firm could measure the other screw and either supply it or give you the spec so you could order it.

That said I think you could safely run it without.


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#3 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 08:11 AM

Contact Mr. Bolex himself, Jean-Louis Seguin in Montreal. I suspect he would charge a very modest amount for your required screw, i.e. bolextech@gmail.com. I would not operate the Bolex transport for an extended period of time absent that screw. 

 

Nicholas 


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#4 Robert Ditto

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 09:45 AM

Agreed, if there is anything I can't do myself with my Bolexes, I send it to Jean-Louis. In my experience, he is hands down the best Bolex technician I have had the pleasure to work with. His CLA rates are quite reasonable and you get a superb job done on your equipment.

However, I have a spare screw for you from one of my parts cameras that I will give you if you don't mind taking care of the shipping.

PM me if you're interested.

Sincerely, Respectfully,
Robert M. Ditto
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#5 Beau House

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Posted 23 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I considered running it without the screw and just being careful when loading to make sure the bottom loop looks right. Ultimately I’d like to get it back into top form though. It’s great to hear about a reliable tech like Jean-Louis / aka “Mr Bolex” . It’s even better for me that he’s in Canada. 

 

@Robert, I’ll definitely PM you about that screw. 

 

Thanks again everyone.


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#6 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 01:00 AM

You could also try a watch repair shop or possibly a jeweler. They'd probably have a screw of the same size.


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