Poco rebuild

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by RPippin, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. RPippin

    RPippin Subscriber

    Apr 28, 2008
    Staunton VA
    Multi Format
    Any one that could help me with a rebuild project. I've bought a Poco 4X5 box camera from the turn of the century and would like to rebuild it. The lense is near perfect and the shutter works fine. What I need is good instructions on building a set of bellows (this one has a few light leaks that can be solved with gaffers tape but I would like new ones) and suggestions on replacing the leather outer cover. I've stripped the leather off and the wood underneath is in good shape. I even thought of using a birds eye maple venier...any thoughts? I seem to have an addiction for old cameras and picked up this one with two wood 4X5 film holders and a riteway film holder for $20.00. All the wood front standard and brass fittings are in perfect shape. Thanks