Holga rewind knob missing

Discussion in 'Lo-Fi Cameras' started by Heinrich Mahler, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Heinrich Mahler

    Heinrich Mahler Member

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    Has anyone had any experience replacing the knob on the film advance winder?
    A friend found a Holga cheap, still had film in it, but was missing the knob that wound the film stem. He managed to shoot the rest of the roll using a screwdriver blade to forward the film, but now the plastic is a bit worn......needs something glued or attached to be able to wind future films on...
    Any help or suggestions is welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. markbarendt

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    They are cheap, just buy another one.
     
  3. heelguru

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    Some sort of epoxy? Sugru comes to mind as the ideal material to make a replacement knob.
     
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    Heinrich Mahler

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    Thanks markberendt....yes, I know they are cheap, but so is my friend, and part of the thrill for him is getting this camera (which he got for a pittance) to work.
    Thanks heelguru, I've never heard of Sugru but will look into it.