I have an early model R16 Beaulieu, the one that's spring wound.
It has a rewind crank, which happens to be snapped off. But I noticed when I keep the shutter button pressed, I can also run it forwards as well as backwards.
Right next to the rewind crank is an opening where you could add an electric motor (Which no one to my knowledge has ever seen in person apparently).
I was curious, does anyone know if it's "bad" if I decide to try hand cranking the camera with the rewind crank? (To experiment/ get a particular look)
Normally I wouldn't even think about it, but for one the electric motor attachment point may connect to the same set of gears in the first place. Not to mention I have all the original instructions and nowhere does it say NOT to do this. We're talking about a time where there's warnings everywhere about how not to break your camera. Besides I figured if it wasn't safe to do, they'd engineer it the same way they engineered the crank for the spring motor- it would disengage if you turned it the wrong way.
Just curious if anyone knows for sure, otherwise I obviously probably shouldn't.