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I have no inside info, but I feel like between the archives being re-catalogued and the Lucas scifi museum being built (and these events are likely related) it’s going to show up.
The ANH stamping is unknown at this time. All the secondary characteristics have been found both on New York and Folmer with patent flashes -- and with parts so easy to swap, even if they hadn't it wouldn't be proof.Okay questions for everyone. The New Hope is a 3-cell Fulmer WITH the pattern stamp or no? Sorry feels like a noob question but I can’t tell from the Bible. Thoughts?
Only the New York stamping or blank ends have been available until very recently, so I expect the vast majority of replicas out there would be the New York stamp. Whether a Folmer with patent stamp would be more accurate, or will gain ground as they become more widely available, I can't say.Very interesting indeed, thank you for the info! So what’s the community using as their go to replica for the flashgun then? 3-cell Fulmer no stamp?
Very interesting indeed, thank you for the info! So what’s the community using as their go to replica for the flashgun then? 3-cell Fulmer no stamp?
Whatever real flash you can get your hands on, these days. My ANH has the correct Folmer eye, incorrect pins, Folmer patent stamping, and a replica Inc clamp because the real clamp was rusted to heck and back. That's how it's going to stay, and it's good enough for me!
Mines a pretty good shape New York stamped but it sports the now-inaccurate single rivet on the bottom, and blank side bar...and I'm keeping it that way! Damned I'll be for drilling two more holes in my vintage Graflex.