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120 metal spools

Discussion in 'Classic Models & Marques' started by steveandthedogs, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Anyone know when metal spools were replaced by plastic?

    The Kodak ones, anyway.

  2. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Kodak 620 spools were always metal as were 127
    120 were originally metal and wood. It was rare for 120 to be made out of all metal till the 70's not sure when plastic one took over for 120.
    Adox had twist opening plastic 35mm cassettes back in the 50's. ( they were excellent for reloading)
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  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Cheers Terry.

    It's just that I bought a Baby Bessa a little while ago and it had a metal spool in the loading position. Just wondered roughly when it may have been used last.

  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    My box brownie had a metal spool in it. I think I kept it but no idea where it is.
  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When I started in the mid 1960s, plastic was already the norm for 120.
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  6. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    It tended to depend on the maker and in which country they manufactured a particular film. I can remember verichrome (ortho Film) coming on wooden centered spools not sure about verichrome (pan)
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I only used Ilford at that time because that's what my boss bought. :)
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  8. Laurence Cochrane

    Laurence Cochrane Active Member

    I bougt a mint Mamiya C3 a while back that had not been used in a LONG TIME. It had a steel spool. At a guess 1970.
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