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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Learning curve - feet Two

The original Marchioni foot (left) had a descending spike through a fixed rubber tip.  The foot in current production follows  the opposite design - a fixed spike with a descending rubber tip - a change in design that I believe occurred with the Marchioni brothers before they sold the company to Leitz USA, but a design that certainly exists on the later Uniphot version and the StarD version.  If you own a late Marchioni, Leitz or StarD Tiltall, kindly submit a foot jpeg to correct this post and for the edification of your fellow aficionados.

3 comments:

  1. Well, looks like I'm going to throw a wrench in the works here... How about "none of the above"?

    http://www.dave-anderson-photo.com/photos/823183715_RyssW-S.jpg

    More info in myTiltall blog post.

    Basically it's a very cheap rubber foot that appears to have been original on my Leitz Tiltall that I picked up recently. Gary, feel free to integrate that link into the post if you like.

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  2. Howdy!
    Is there an Order page? The link hurls me back to the blogspot page.
    I need a threaded foot for an early 80's StarD. Just the bolt/rubber/spike, which just rattled off somewhere in the Bisti Badlands- can any 3/8 post footpad work?
    Thanks!
    hothmob

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    1. Hmmm? The order/Inquiry link seems to be in good working order. Here it is again - http://plumeltd.com/email.htm
      For those who cannot find the Order/Inquiry link, keep in mind that posting a note to me does not provide me your email address - this means that about 50 people are wondering what is wrong with my social graces. Answer: aint got none. Use the link. Posts are to share info with other Tiltall folk, not to make inquiries or orders.

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