Ilex no5 shutter from 'quad camera'

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by darinwc, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. darinwc

    darinwc Subscriber

    Dec 14, 2003
    Multi Format
    I picked up a 'quad camera' on a whim on ebay.
    It had what appeared to be a large sized ilex shutter on it and 4 small lenses. Probably designed as an ID camera.
    The camera as it turns out is a simple box camera with a divider in it. Unfortunately there was no back attached to it, but I can still turn the body into a pinhole camera I think.
    And the big loss was the shutter. Instead of having a multi-bladed iris type it only had 4 blades that just covered the 4 holes for the lenses. So it looks like i cant use it for barrel lenses.

    So... what in the world can i do with the shutter? I was thinking i could maybee fashion some proper shutter blades for it but ive never dissasembled a shutter down to the blades. its looking to be another one of my pipe dreams.
    Any ideas?