Universal Bellows in Freeport, NY, still around?

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Trying to get a hold of these folks. Their phone number is disconected. Anyone know if they are still around? If not, anyone know were you can get an 8x10 bellows for under $200?


-- LP (azo_man@yahoo.com), June 06, 2002



Can't say if Universal is still around, but Camera Bellows is. You can contact them via http://www.camerabellows.com/


-- Pete Caluori (pcaluori@hotmail.com), June 06, 2002.

I had U B make a new bellows for my 11X14 a couple of years ago. Service and quality was fine+. The receipt was hand written in the "hand" of an elder person. Wonder if time caught up and they are retired? Maybe someone will know.

-- Jim Galli (jimgalli@lnett.com), June 06, 2002.

You have good chance to go under 200.00 from turner bellow at Rochester, NY.

I have dealed with them for 8x20, 12x20 bellows. price were very reasonable.

Good luck

-- C.J. wong (plainmind@yahoo.com), June 06, 2002.

A year or so ago I replaced the bellows on my Technika, I called the bellows manufactures I knew of (Univeral, Western Bellows in LA, and Camera Bellows in the UK) and found them all the same price +/- $15. I have no idea what an 8x10 bellows costs, but it is certainly worth calling around. I can highly recommend CameraBellows, and have heard good thinks about Western Bellows.

-- jason (sanford@temple.edu), June 06, 2002.

camera bellows in the uk was 165.00 for new 8x10 dorff bellows - about $240 + s&h

great jobs and a couple of weeks

-- tim atherton (tim@kairosphoto.com), June 06, 2002.

I looked around myself before sending my Tech III off to Camera Bellows last week. They are quick to respond to emails and Donna is very helpful. There is a place in Florida but they literally said that they couldn't guarantee that my camera would have the same extension and close up tight with the "replacement bellows" as they called it so I sent to Camera Bellows.

-- Scott Walton (walton@ll.mit.edu), June 07, 2002.

I have recently heard that Universal Bellows shut down operations.(no other details) I beleive both Canham and Lotus use Camera Bellows in England, nice. Good Luck, Tracy

-- Tracy Storer (tstorer480@earthlink.net), June 07, 2002.

And Gandolfi's bellows too I think.


-- tim atherton (tim@kairosphoto.com), June 07, 2002.


-- james driscoll (hooverone@aol.com), June 08, 2002.

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