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by scott
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

In case anyone missed it on flickr, here's the front glass:
ImageIMG_3240 by Scott, on Flickr

So, the seller offered 30 day free returns, and this one is going back. Bummer.
by scott
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lab options for color film (C41 and E6) processing?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Lab options for color film (C41 and E6) processing?

Hi all - I found 4 rolls of exposed film in the fridge. Been there years, no idea what's on any of them. 2 rolls C41 135, 1 roll C41 120, 1 roll E6 120. I'm at a loss for where to send this. No one local does it anymore, Dan's in Allentown charges $20 a roll for color 135 film (!!!). Bower's in Read...
by scott
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

I'll add a hanging drop of SuperLube and see if that improves things. I flushed a bit of Goof-Off (nasty blend of light hydrocarbons. And xylene) and that improved things a bit. A lot of notes and guidance happening on flickr today. For what it's worth, here's a video of getting the shutter to actua...
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Thanks Alex. That's kind of what I expected. It seems as though the cocking lever isn't turning the star gear enough to finish cocking the shutter. Which makes me think there's something amiss in the linkage in the top of the camera. I've seen this before, but for the life of me can't remember if it...
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

I just looked, and that gear/latch thingy does rotate as it should. It just doesn't latch with anything, so that the shutter would remain cocked. It's going through the right motions - the escapement is charging, the star gear is moving the cocking rack, the aforementioned latch thingy is rotating -...
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Alex, are we talking this (in blue)?
ImageIMG_3222a by Scott, on Flickr

I'll try working some xylene down in there to flush a bit and see if anything loosens up.
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Ok, now I saw the video in flickr, it’s not being cocked I think, the cocking ring should be help by a lever from the left side. I have a 3.5C I have to fix slow speed, let’s see if I can open it today and take some photos. That's what I thought too, but every now and again, with nothing seeming di...
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Thanks Alex. There's at least a spring off in the cocking lever mechanism, as the lever doesn't return automatically as it should. Minor thing, so long as the rest of the mechanism works. Not sure it does. I think I need to break into the top of the camera next.
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

Okay, as promised: Shutter (and star gear), pre-cocking https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50964130388_a2d28fd70b_z.jpg IMG_3222 by Scott , on Flickr Cocking action (video on flickr): https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/50964945042_febd26b518_z.jpg Super Memar by Scott , on Flickr Shutter (and star...
by scott
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Memar
Replies: 35
Views: 1241

Re: Ansco Super Memar

I think I sent that to you, PF, IIRC. The body was way corroded, and the film rails as well. So, I'm glad you posted . So, looking at your pictures, especially this one: https://flic.kr/p/dcwPij. The problem I'm having is the shutter never completely cocks, or at least, when the cocking lever is ret...