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#1 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 07:33 PM

Hello,
I have two Bolex cameras. Both don't work! With one, the top (supply) spindle is too stiff to turn freely when the film advances - and thus the top loop collapses.
With the other (a better camera) the bottom (take up) spindle 'drives' (ie rotates) only slugishly and intermitently when the camera is operating - and thus the film ends up in a jamed unspooled mess. Are these lubrication issues? Please help.
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Richard T.
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#2 Glenn Hanns

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:23 PM

Hello,
I have two Bolex cameras.  Both don't work!  With one, the top (supply) spindle is too stiff to turn freely when the film advances - and thus the top loop collapses.
With the other (a better camera) the bottom (take up) spindle 'drives' (ie rotates) only slugishly and intermitently when the camera is operating - and thus the film ends up in a jamed unspooled mess.  Are these lubrication issues?  Please help.
Regards,
Richard T.
(Australia)

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Hi Richard,
I cant help but I have a friend who owns a Bolex. heres his email:

lensvision@ozemail.com.au

His name is Len ( very friendly) send him an email explaining your problem and I sent you to him and he might help.

All the best
Glenn.
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