Thornton Pickard shutter - new curtains.

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Thornton Pickard shutter - new curtains.

Post by alexvaras » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:49 am

Hi all,

At my friends I found two wooden shutters, one is this Thornton Pickard shutter which had the curtains in pretty bad shape but every else was working fine.
It has been a very long project, since I opened and check all pieces it passed several months, first I ordered curtains from Japan but then I found soviet curtains (thicker) than the Japanese ones. Being this my first project wit such shutter and materials I decided to go for the soviet ones, I checked dimensions from the original and I transferred to the new... All went fine except the part I broke the original string while trying the final tests, now it has one cheap I found but I'm looking for a nicer...

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Drawing the new curtains.

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The cut.

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Left roller.

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Right roller second part.

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Almost done.

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Thornton Pickard shutter.



Speeds are far to be fine, lowest is correct 1/15sec but fastest I only get 1/30sec, maybe the curtains are heavy?
Pretty happy and it's quiet easy once you get the movements, now the Cooke-Voigtlander Anastigmat is waiting :)

Thank you for looking,
Alex

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Re: Thornton Pickard shutter - new curtains.

Post by PFMcFarland » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:43 pm

Nice restoration, Alex. Using the thicker Russian curtain material may be the culprit on your speeds.

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Re: Thornton Pickard shutter - new curtains.

Post by melek » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:40 pm

Wow - Excellent job. I'm truly impressed.

I have a very old Zeiss Ikon Miroflex with shutter curtains that are almost transparent. I've looked at disassembly, and it seems very difficult.
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Re: Thornton Pickard shutter - new curtains.

Post by alexvaras » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:53 am

Thank you, Phil and Mike.

Mike, Ruslan has a Miroflex, I don't know how to make it work and I'm pretty sure he would allow me to take a look, it's a good chance for a pictorial for you :)

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