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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Searching for a Folmer graflex (update: got one) Reply with quote

Hi folks,

Relatively new as a non-lurker here.

I'm working on some lightsaber projects and I need an early Folmer Graflex flash for an A New Hope lightsaber (not a Graflex, Inc. with patent). They're tough to find these days even with a generous budget, but I'm hoping someone here may have one they'd be interested in selling.

If that's you, shoot me a PM.

Thanks in advance!
Michael


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Graflex for sale, but not a Fulmer.

Andy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
I have a Graflex for sale, but not a Fulmer.

Andy


Yeah... the Folmers are tough to find, but that's what I need. Because some mental illness compels me to be 100% accurate. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong forum. I would suggest www.therpf.com
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clutch wrote:
Wrong forum. I would suggest www.therpf.com


It's the Non Blade Runner section, and I think it's reasonable to assume there's some overlap in fandom/interests here.

Worth a shot, I figured.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non BR is fine on this board. But I also know several versions of the Graflex were used during filming, and most were not the Fulmer. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Non BR is fine on this board. But I also know several versions of the Graflex were used during filming, and most were not the Fulmer. Wink

Andy


But of course. However if you want to build a truly accurate Graflex from ANH or ESB, it must be a Folmer. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jedisushi wrote:
andy wrote:
Non BR is fine on this board. But I also know several versions of the Graflex were used during filming, and most were not the Fulmer. Wink

Andy


But of course. However if you want to build a truly accurate Graflex from ANH or ESB, it must be a Folmer. Very Happy


Been a while since I researched it, but I thought that was disproven.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
jedisushi wrote:
andy wrote:
Non BR is fine on this board. But I also know several versions of the Graflex were used during filming, and most were not the Fulmer. Wink

Andy


But of course. However if you want to build a truly accurate Graflex from ANH or ESB, it must be a Folmer. Very Happy


Been a while since I researched it, but I thought that was disproven.

Andy


In ESB you can actually see the Folmer stamp on the pommel in the Wampa cave. In ANH, it is believed it is a Folmer because the Folmers have a glass eye that is distinct from later models, and this is what is visible in ANH.

I'm active over on the RPF and searching there too. Just covering all my bases.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
I have a Graflex for sale, but not a Fulmer.

Andy


How much are looking to get for it, Andy? I sold mine (unconverted) years ago and I'd love to get another.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete, hit me up on FB, to email, and we can talk. I have probably cluttered this thread too much already.

Good luck Jedisushi, I hope you can find the elusive Folmer.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jedisushi wrote:
clutch wrote:
Wrong forum. I would suggest www.therpf.com


It's the Non Blade Runner section, and I think it's reasonable to assume there's some overlap in fandom/interests here.

Worth a shot, I figured.


I just meant you'll find way more star wars people there than here.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please pardon my naivety, but I did a simple Google search for Folmer/Fulmer Graphlex and got many examples.... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bwood wrote:
Please pardon my naivety, but I did a simple Google search for Folmer/Fulmer Graphlex and got many examples.... Confused


When someone says they're looking for a "Folmer" what they usually mean is one of the earlier, rarer flash tubes, which can be identified by examining the base of the pommel, the glass eye, the red button, and the brass pins.

The "Folmers" are generally considered to be more accurate for A New Hope and Empire based on all the evidence we have available.

The later "Graflex, Inc." flashes are comparatively easy to come by.

By the way, I did finally find one, so thanks everyone for reading!
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